JetBlue Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways have launched a new transatlantic interline partnership linking the networks of the two carriers at four U.S. airports.
From March 22, travelers on Virgin Atlantic Airways from London, Glasgow and Manchester can connect onward to JetBlue Airways domestic flights serving destinations including Baltimore; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; San Diego; San Juan in Puerto Rico; and Tampa, Florida.
The airlines will interline in Virgin Atlantic-operated transatlantic routes that depart from JetBlue’s Boston Logan, New York JFK, Washington Dulles and Orlando International focus airports.
JetBlue connecting flights will be available to and from Virgin Atlantic flights between Boston and London Heathrow; New York JFK and London Heathrow; Orlando and Glasgow; Orlando and London Gatwick; Orlando and Manchester; and Washington Dulles and London Heathrow.
“We are delighted to begin this interline cooperation with JetBlue. This partnership will offer Virgin Atlantic passengers a streamlined journey between our four U.K. airports and many cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, enjoying the highest standards of service throughout their travels,” says Edmond Rose, director of commercial and revenue planning for Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Under the agreement, travellers will be able to purchase single itineraries combining travel on JetBlue Airways and Virgin Atlantic, bringing new travel options to customers of both airlines.
On the day of travel, customers will be afforded the convenience of one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in whether their travel originates with JetBlue or Virgin Atlantic. Customers may purchase JetBlue-Virgin Atlantic travel via the global distribution system, online travel agencies, or through Virgin Atlantic’s reservations call center.