JetBlue Airways and LOT Polish Airlines, Poland’s flag carrier, are launching a new interline partnership which will allow their customers to book connections seamlessly through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and LOT’s hub at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport.
According to the two airlines, the new agreement offers travelers many new connections between JetBlue’s network in North America and LOT’s network throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Now, travelers can book reservations on JetBlue Airways and LOT Polish Airlines via travel agents or via LOT’s call center or website.
LOT offers nonstop service from New York JFK to its hub in Warsaw, where customers can connect to more than 45 destinations across Poland, Europe and the Middle East. Some of the most popular destinations include Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Tallinn and Vilnius.
At New York JFK, JetBlue Airways offers easy connections between LOT-operated transatlantic flights and many cities along the East Coast including Buffalo, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and many cities in Florida
Over the past year, LOT has redesigned its livery, updated its cabin crew uniform and made multiple enhancements to both its in-flight and ground service.
The airline recently completed an order for up to eight Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, which will make it the first global network carrier in Europe to operate the new widebody. LOT will take delivery of its first two Boeing 787-8s in 2012.
“We are looking forward to establishing cooperation with JetBlue. LOT has been present in the American market for many years which, from our perspective, offers great development potential,” says Marcin Pirog, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. “Thanks to the agreement with our new partner JetBlue, we are able to offer our passengers a broader choice of connections at the highest standard of service.”
Today, LOT’s fleet of 39 aircraft serves more than 50 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.
Its network is enhanced by its membership in Star Alliance, which serves 1,290 airports in 189 countries across the globe. LOT plans future route expansion when it starts taking delivery in the fall of 2012 of the Boeing 787s the Polish flag-carrier has on order.