JetBlue Airways and Qatar Airways have signed a new interline agreement to connect travelers seamlessly between the two carriers’ networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.
The new agreement means customers will be able to purchase a single itinerary combining flights on both carriers’ networks and allows one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in.
Qatar Airways operates daily non-stop flights from Houston, New York and Washington, D.C. to Doha International Airport using its fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs.
JetBlue customers can avail themselves of Qatar Airways’ connecting service to destinations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific regions, including 12 cities in India and a number of destinations unavailable through JetBlue’s other partners including Bali, Indonesia; Cebu, Philippines; Phuket, Thailand; and Hanoi, Vietnam.
At JFK, JetBlue Airways offers more than 150 daily departures to dozens of major American cities including Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, from its home at the modern, airy Terminal 5.
At Washington Dulles, JetBlue offers service to Boston, New York, and a number of cities in California and Florida.
“We’re honored to partner with Qatar Airways, an airline that, like JetBlue, is constantly focused on delivering a premium experience to all travellers,” says Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways’ president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to introducing JetBlue’s award-winning service to more and more customers from all corners of the globe.”
“Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha is strategically placed to connect East and West, with a timetable so carefully orchestrated that transit times on popular routes are as little as 30 minutes, a connection time which we comfortably can meet,” says Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways chief executive officer.
Customers may purchase JetBlue-Qatar Airways travel through JetBlue’s global distribution system (GDS), online travel agencies, by calling Qatar Airways reservations at 1-877-777-2827 or by visiting www.qatarairways.com/us.