We’re pleased to announce today a deepening of our partnership with Emirates. We’ve applied for government approval to place our “B6″ code on flights operated by Emirates, the airline of Dubai, known as a bilateral codeshare agreement.
Under the expanded agreement, JetBlue will place our “B6” airline code on all flights currently operated by Emirates between the U.S. and Dubai International Airport, as well as between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Milan, Italy.
The agreement doesn’t change the customer experience. In fact, through the existing agreement, customers enjoy (and will continue to enjoy) the convenience of a single combined ticket for Emirates and JetBlue-operated flights, plus other benefits including one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
Members of Skywards, the Emirates reward program, can earn miles on JetBlue-operated flights and also redeem miles for flights to any of JetBlue’s 77 destinations and counting throughout the Americas. Similarly, members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program can earn points for Emirates-operated flights worldwide.
The agreement deepens a three-year partnership between JetBlue and Emirates. Emirates started placing its code on select JetBlue-operated flights in April 2012, expanding an interline agreement that dates back to 2010.