Singapore and JetBlue Begin Interline and Codeshare Agreements
Singapore Airlines and JetBlue have signed a new interline agreement that will offer customers new travel options from JetBlue destinations in the United States to Europe, Singapore and beyond. The agreement provides for one-stop shopping for tickets along with integrated check-in and baggage transfer between the two carriers.
Singapore provides non-stop, all business class service, between Newark Liberty International Airport and Singapore. The flight is the longest non-stop in the world at 9,539 statute miles and is operated with an Airbus A340-500 aircraft. Singapore Flight 21 operates Newark Liberty International (EWR) to Singapore Changi (SIN) while Singapore Flight 22 operates the Singapore Changi to Newark Liberty Intl segment. JetBlue provides services to Boston, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale from Newark, but JetBlue’s base is over at JFK’s International Airport.
At New York’s JFK International Airport, Singapore Airlines operates a daily flight to Singapore (SIN) via Frankfurt (FRA). The experience gets better yet – as of January 16, 2012, Singapore Airlines will deploy the A380 superjumbo on its daily service to JetBlue’s base at New York/JFK. JetBlue is the largest, all US domestic airline at New York’s JFK airport with over 150 daily flights. JetBlue provides free snacks and drinks, as well as a seatback TV’s with free in-flight entertainment. JetBlue provides service to destinations across the east coast of the United States as well as top business markets including Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
Singapore’s Hub at Changi Airport is strategically located in southeast Asia and customers have access to an extensive network of flight connections to destinations including Bali, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Manila, among many others. Singapore Airlines operates a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covers a total of 103 cities in 39 countries.
“Singapore Airlines is one the world’s leading airlines, and a pioneer in many ways,” said Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of airline partnerships. “We’re happy to have our customers connect seamlessly on to their comfortable flights to Europe and Asia Pacific, where everything from the entertainment to the in-flight meals is carefully selected, providing a great complement to JetBlue’s award-winning service!”
“JetBlue has for years been a passenger favourite for travel within the region,” said C.W. Foo, Regional Vice President – Americas for Singapore Airlines. “This new partnership provides a seamless link for passengers in dozens of interior U.S. points to connect to our unique brand of Asian hospitality when travelling abroad.”
Through this partnership, customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket for JetBlue and Singapore Airlines-operated flights with one stop check-in and baggage transfer between the two airlines. Customers may purchase JetBlue-Singapore Airlines travel via travel agents, online, or through Singapore Airlines’ reservations call center.