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JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc Partner to Bring More Access to Africa

NEW YORK and CASABLANCA, Morocco, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York*s Hometown Airline(TM), and Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Morocco, today announced the launch of an interline agreement to connect each other*s networks and bring new flight options to travellers between Africa and the Americas.

Through the arrangement, effective immediately, travellers can book single-ticket travel combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop baggage check-in when they transfer between the airlines at New York*s John F. KennedyInternational Airport (JFK). Tickets are available for sale through travel agencies and Royal Air Maroc*s reservations call center.

JetBlue is the largest domestic airline at JFK, where Royal Air Maroc offers daily nonstop service to its hub at Casablanca*s Mohammed V International Airport, Africa*s fourth busiest airport. Travellers can connect onward to cities across the Maghreb and West Africa. The partnership opens up a number of new destinations previously unavailable through JetBlue or its other partners including the Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

U.S.-bound travelers will enjoy easy transfers at JFK from Royal Air Maroc to JetBlue destinations including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Austin and Houston, Texas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and six cities in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.

**We are pleased to expand our partnership portfolio by joining with Royal Air Maroc to offer our fliers a new option to Africa,** said Scott Resnick, JetBlue*s director of airline partnerships. **With Royal Air Maroc, JetBlue customers now have access to even more destinations across North and West Africa from an airline that shares a similar philosophy of putting customers first.**

Known for its award-winning service, JetBlue offers travellers connecting from Royal Air Maroc a premium experience that includes all-leather seating, unlimited free snacks and drinks, plus the most legroom in economy class (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as the most free live entertainment of any U.S. airline. JetBlue also operates one of America*s youngest and most fuel-efficient airline fleets, with 175 Airbus and EMBRAER aircraft.

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