JetBlue, Silver Airways Announce Codeshare Partnership
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Airways,
Florida's largest intrastate airline, and JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today
announced a codeshare partnership, giving customers of both airlines easy and
convenient access to even more destinations in Florida and the Bahamas.
Customers of both airlines benefit by booking a single ticket for travel on
JetBlue with connections to a variety of Florida destinations served by Silver
Airways, and travelers from Silver Airways' Florida destinations can easily
connect to JetBlue's Latin America and Caribbean network. In addition,
customers receive baggage transfers, as well as the opportunity to earn
TrueBlue frequent flyer points on all Silver Airways flights.
By code sharing with Silver Airways, JetBlue is expanding its Florida network
to offer even more connecting itineraries, including Gainesville, Key West,
Pensacola, and Tallahassee. Silver's intra-Florida flights also allow JetBue
to add new connections between Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa
with points throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America.
Under the agreement, JetBlue will place its airline designator code (B6) on
nearly 500 of Silver's almost 700 intra-Florida flights per week, or over 70
percent of Silver's Florida flights.
Itineraries from JetBlue's network are now available for sale at JetBlue.com
for travel starting March 29, 2015, connecting to codeshare routes operated by
Silver Airways in Florida.
Silver Airways and JetBlue are also working towards adding codeshare flights
on 13 routes to Silver's seven Bahamian destinations soon, subject to receipt
of regulatory authorizations.
In addition, Silver Airways looks forward to continuing to welcome JetBlue
customers aboard its other intra-Florida and Bahamas flights on which
travelers can also earn TrueBlue points.
"We are delighted to expand our partnership with JetBlue to a full codeshare,"
said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. "As Florida's largest intrastate
airline, we are committed to providing a valuable and critical travel link for
Florida visitors and residents. This codeshare partnership will further
strengthen both of our networks, providing business and leisure customers with
even more travel options to and within Florida and the Bahamas."
"Whether you're originating in Florida, or you're on your way there, our
codeshare with Silver Airways gives customers an easy way to book travel and
earn TrueBlue points across our route networks," said Scott Laurence, senior
vice president, airline planning, JetBlue. "With this codeshare, we can help
our customers get to destinations like Key West and Pensacola more easily,
while offering customers in Silver Airways cities connections to incredible
In just 19 months since beginning operations as an independent airline, Silver
Airways has developed a diverse and growing portfolio of airline partnerships
that today includes codeshare agreements with JetBlue and United, as well as
interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways,
Bahamasair, Alaska Airlines, Hahn Air, and All Nippon Airways. "This agreement
is further validation of Silver Airways' commitment to supporting partner
airlines' route networks with intra-Florida and Bahamas flying," added
Teittinen. "The new JetBlue codeshare agreement is a perfect example of how
Silver Airways continues to strategically develop airline partnerships that
synergistically complement its partner airlines' networks."
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