Qatar Airways announced the expansion of their strategic codeshare partnership with JetBlue that will offer passengers of the US carrier more options and convenience to book travel to international destinations.

Sales have commenced with the additional codeshare flights starting from 19 April between the US and Doha and from 1 May for destinations beyond Doha.

Building stronger relationships

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori said that despite the pandemic, Qatar Airways have continued to expand their US presence by building strong relationships with strategic airline partners in the region and constantly optimising connections between the US and their growing network of over 130 destinations.

We are delighted to welcome JetBlue to our extensive global network and offer our American passengers seamless connectivity via the Best Airport in the Middle East to more international destinations.

With their partnership with leading airlines such as Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue, passengers of Qatar Airways can easily connect through 12 US gateways to more than 220 markets across the US and over 130 destinations worldwide.

JetBlue Head of revenue and planning, Scott Laurence, said that JetBlue and Qatar Airways lead the industry with award-winning service and exceptional inflight experiences, which is why their partnership has been such a great success for the past decade.

Now, with an expanded codeshare covering nearly a dozen major US gateways or connecting points, more travellers can enjoy a seamless global travel experience between our airlines.

Expanded codeshare agreement

The expanded codeshare agreement builds upon the two airline’s partnership that began in 2011. Qatar Airways passengers already benefit from access to more than 50 destinations across JetBlue’s network.

As part of the expanded codeshare agreement, JetBlue passengers can now book travel with Qatar Airways to and from nine of the airline’s US gateways. The expansion of this partnership also provides more flexible travel options between the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

JetBlue passengers will also be able to book travel on seven routes beyond Doha, taking advantage of seamless connections via HIA to and from Amman (AMM), Entebbe (EBB), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Maldives (MLE), Muscat (MCT), Salalah (SLL), Seychelles (SEZ) and Singapore (SIN).

In the short term and subject to regulatory approvals, JetBlue will be adding many more destinations to its virtual network in cooperation with Qatar Airways across Africa, Asia and the Middle East including Addis Ababa (ADD), Nairobi (NBO) and Kigali (KGL), enabling further connecting options between North America and the rest of Qatar Airways’ extensive network.

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