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JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to Codeshare

NEW YORK, NY and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (Market wired) -- 09/29/14 -- EL AL Israel Airlines and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today filed with the United States Department of Transportation seeking approval to codeshare.

Subject to government approval, EL AL plans to place its **LY** code on select JetBlue-operated flights to/from New York (JFK/Newark), expanding options throughout the United States for EL AL customers.

EL AL currently offers up to 22 weekly nonstop flights from Tel Aviv to New York (JFK/Newark) which easily tap into JetBlue*s growing network. With one stop in New York (JFK/Newark), customers may connect between Israel and 35 JetBlue destinations including Boston, Chicago/O*Hare, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Houston/Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, San Juan, Washington/Dulles and West Palm Beach. JetBlue currently serves 86 cities across the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Onboard JetBlue, travelers can enjoy the carrier*s signature in-flight experience including seatback entertainment, unlimited free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines).

David Maimon, President and CEO of EL AL, said, **We are proud to expand our cooperation with JetBlue, which is such a successful and highly reputable airline. The agreement between EL AL and JetBlue is a partnership that offers passengers more convenient options between Israel and North America. This improved agreement highlights the EL AL strategy to operate a global airline in an effort to advance tourism between Israel and the U.S.A.**

**We are delighted to move toward closer cooperation with EL AL, an important partner of JetBlue*s for many years, and make it even easier for customers to book travel with our airlines,** said Robin Hayes, JetBlue*s president.

EL AL and JetBlue have been interline partners since 2010, allowing customers to purchase single-ticket itineraries, combining travel on both airlines.

29.09.2014. 07:54

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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