JetBlue Airways and Turkish Airlines have signed an interline agreement to connect the carriers' networks at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and...

JetBlue Airways and Turkish Airlines have signed an interline agreement to connect the carriers’ networks at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA code JFK) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Through this new partnership, customers will be able to transfer at either U.S. airport between Turkish Airlines-operated and JetBlue Airways-operated flights, while benefiting from one-stop ticketing and check-in, as well as hassle-free baggage transfer.

Boeing delivered Turkish Airlines' first directly purchased 777-300ER on October 13, 2010. The carrier had previously leased five 777-300ERs from India's Jet Airways on an interim basis. The aircraft delivered in October 2010 was the first of 12 Boeing 777-300ERs ordered from Boeing from 2009 and served as the platform for introducing Turkish Airlines’ new 'Comfort Class' cabin for the first time. Turkish Airlines now has all 12 directly ordered 777-300ERs in service and must be considered a likely prospect for additional 777-300ER orders as it continues to grow

JetBlue Airways offers connections at New York JFK and Washington Dulles International Airport to and from dozens of cities throughout the United States, including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This summer, Turkish Airlines plans to bolster its schedule from New York JFK by offering three daily non-stop flights to Istanbul – the most flights of any airline serving the market.

Turkish Airlines also offers daily non-stop service between Istanbul and Washington Dulles International Airport. The carrier operates its transatlantic flights with Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-200 jets, offering travellers three classes of service, premium meal options, internet connectivity, and a wide array of personal in-flight entertainment choices.

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines has rapidly grown to become one of the world’s largest carriers, serving the most destinations of any European airline from a single airport. Its network includes nearly 200 cities across five continents, offering connecting travelers service throughout Europe, the Middle East, all corners of Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and the Asia-Pacific region.

According to JetBlue Airways, its new relationship with Turkish Airlines expands travel options for JetBlue customers by opening up a number of new destinations in Europe, Africa, and Asia that were previously unavailable through its other interline and codeshare partner airlines.

On February 8, 2011, JetBlue Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 with a special livery featuring JetBlue's co-branded trademark with New York State's 'I Love New York' tourism campaign and logo. This computer graphic image shows how the aircraft looks. The co-branded logo appears differently on each side of the tailfin

In the United States, Turkish Airlines also serves Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

JetBlue Airways operates one of America’s youngest and most fuel-efficient airline fleets, which currently includes 120 Airbus A320s and 52 Embraer 190 jets.

At New York JFK, Turkish Airlines operates from Terminal 1, while JetBlue operates from nearby Terminal 5, a quick ride away on the airport’s free AirTrain service. JetBlue’s Terminal 5 is the newest at JFK.

“Turkish Airlines has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading airlines, and we are pleased to be partnering with them during this impressive period of growth,” says  Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief commercial officer. “With service from Washington plus three daily flights from JFK to Istanbul and beyond, our new partnership with this respected carrier will allow JetBlue customers to travel virtually anywhere on Earth with a single ticket.”

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