Singapore Airlines - News Releases (2014)
Singapore Airlines And JetBlue Airways To Launch Codeshare Operations
Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah
“We are pleased with our new codeshare agreement with JetBlue Airways. This partnership is testament to our continuous commitment to expand our network and provide customers with more seamless travel options. The opportunities offered by our combined network also show how we can achieve more by cooperating with the right partners,”
29 May 2014 (Joint Release with JetBlue Airways) - SINGAPORE AND NEW YORK: Singapore Airlines, the world’s most awarded airline, and JetBlue Airways, New York’s Hometown Airline™, have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into a bilateral codeshare agreement.
Singapore Airlines and JetBlue have been interline partners since 2011. The expanded partnership would offer customers seamless connections between the two airlines, combining flights on both carriers and easily facilitating one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in. Flights will become available for sale pending regulatory approval.
Under the proposed codeshare, Singapore Airlines customers would have access to 16 destinations in the U.S., while JetBlue customers would have access to five new cities in Europe and Asia.
“We are pleased with our new codeshare agreement with JetBlue Airways. This partnership is testament to our continuous commitment to expand our network and provide customers with more seamless travel options. The opportunities offered by our combined network also show how we can achieve more by cooperating with the right partners,” said Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah.
“Singapore Airlines is a world-class airline renowned for its superior customer service and offering. By expanding our partnership, JetBlue customers will now have access to many more destinations around the globe, enjoying the ultimate service and comfort throughout their entire journey. This is another first-rate airline partner for JetBlue in a short time, which truly reaffirms our growing status among airlines globally,” said JetBlue President Robin Hayes.
Under the proposed agreement, Singapore Airlines would add its ‘SQ’ designator code on JetBlue-operated flights beyond its U.S. gateway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to 16 key destinations:
- Austin, Texas
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Buffalo, New York
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Chicago, Illinois (O’Hare)
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Portland, Maine
- Rochester, New York
- Syracuse, New York
- Tampa, Florida
- Washington D.C. (Dulles)
- West Palm Beach, Florida
In turn, JetBlue would put its ‘B6’ designator code on five daily Singapore Airlines flights to/from the U.S., including:
- Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo (NRT) – Singapore (SIN)
- New York (JFK) – Frankfurt (FRA) – Singapore (SIN)
- San Francisco (SFO) – Hong Kong (HKG) – Singapore (SIN)
- San Francisco (SFO) – Seoul (ICN) – Singapore (SIN)
About Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is committed to operating a modern aircraft fleet, offering world-class cabin products and top quality service provided by the iconic and elegant Singapore Girl. With Singapore as its main hub, the Airline operates services to 62 destinations in 34 countries.
Singapore Airlines has more than 100 modern aircraft in its fleet, and created aviation history in October 2007 by becoming the world’s first airline to fly the largest commercial plane in the world, the Airbus A380. In July 2013, Singapore Airlines launched its next-generation cabin products in all three classes as well as the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment system.
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), New York, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 85 cities in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. New service to Hyannis, Mass. begins this summer. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.