JetBlue Airways and Icelandair have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch a bilateral codeshare partnership offering connections between the two airlines’ networks, with a focus on gateway airports at Boston, New York JFK and Reykjavik.
According to JetBlue Airways, the proposed codeshare would offer customers combined ticketing and baggage transfer when connecting between the two carriers. Codeshare flights would become available for sale upon the airlines’ application receiving regulatory approval.
Under the proposed codeshare, JetBlue airways would put its ‘B6’ flight code on Icelandair flights on seven routes between the U.S. and Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF), and eight routes linking Icelandair’s Keflavik hub with Scandinavia and Continental Europe, subject to receipt of government operating authority.
In all, JetBlue Airways would codeshare on Icelandair’s flights to and from Amsterdam; Anchorage, Alaska; Birmingham, UK; Boston; Copenhagen; Glasgow, UK; Helsinki; Manchester, UK; Newark, New Jersey; New York JFK; Orlando (which Icelandair will begin serving later this year); Oslo; Seattle; Stockholm; and Washington Dulles.
In turn, Icelandair would place its ‘FI’ flight code on JetBlue flights linking JetBlue’s focus airports of Boston Logan and New York JFK with Austin, Texas; Baltimore/Washington International; Chicago O’Hare; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International; Los Angeles International; Orlando International; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh-Durham; San Francisco International; Tampa; Washington Reagan National; and Washington Dulles.
The two airlines have partnered on an interline basis since 2011 and say they look forward to the further cooperation the planned codeshare agreement would bring.