JetBlue Airways has agreed a codeshare with Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier Silver Airways to gives customers of both airlines connecting access to new destinations, when connecting on a JetBlue flight.
The majority of connection opportunities will be at JetBlue’s focus-city airports Orlando International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
Later this year, the partnership will expand to include 13 Silver Airways routes from Florida to The Bahamas, subject to the carriers receiving the required government regulatory approvals.
Under the agreement, customers will be able to book joint JetBlue-Silver Airways itineraries on a single ticket and will have seamless baggage transfers when flying on a JetBlue codeshare flight operated by Silver Airways.
Members of JetBlue’s frequent flyer program, TrueBlue, will earn points on all Silver Airways codeshare flights. Flights are now available for purchase on JetBlue.com in select markets.
JetBlue will initially place its ‘B6’ flight code on 14 Silver Airways routes within Florida.
These include Gainesville-Orlando; Key West-Fort Lauderdale; Key West-Orlando; Key West-Fort Myers; Key West-Tampa; Orlando-Fort Lauderdale; Orlando-Fort Myers; Pensacola-Orlando; Pensacola-Tampa; Tallahassee-Fort Lauderdale; Tallahassee-Orlando; Tallahassee-Tampa; Tampa-Fort Lauderdale; and Tampa-Jacksonville.
According to JetBlue Airways, it has the largest airline presence at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, operating more than 70 daily flights to 36 cities in 10 countries, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Mexico and Peru.
Silver Airways operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and The Bahamas than any other airline. It operates most of its flights with a fleet of 27 Saab 340Bplus turboprop regional airliners, each aircraft seating 34 passengers.
The regional carrier averages nearly 145 daily flights to 28 destinations in Florida and The Bahamas, as well as routes in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region from Washington Dulles International Airport.