TAP Portugal, the Portuguese leading airline, today announced it has signed a code-share agreement with North America-based JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline™, as part of their commercial cooperation, which will allow to offer Customers very convenient flight options to several North American gateways, with seamless connections through JetBlue’s Hubs in New York – John F. Kennedy and Boston – Logan.
Through this agreement, TAP will be able to place its code on JetBlue flights departing New York ‘s JFK and / or Boston Logan to as many as 34 North-American gateways in the whole, namely to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, New Orleans, Savannah, San Juan, Richmond and Tampa, among others, thereby providing Customers with easy access to a significant number of destinations inside the USA through the network of JetBlue, the largest domestic airline at both airports.
“One of the strategic pillars of TAP’s road to success is customer service excellence and permanent evolution. Partnering with an airline such as JetBlue – well renowned and cherished for its quality, customer driven service – is a very important cornerstone of that pillar. Our code-share will allow TAP to extend and intensify its network coverage and service options in a key market like the Unites States, by conveniently combining our transatlantic services with JetBlue’s domestic flights, all to our Customers benefit and increased smoothness of the travel”, said José Guedes Dias, VP Alliances, Industry and Regulatory Affairs, TAP.
Currently, TAP operates to Newark and Miami and is now extending services to the USA as part of its expansion strategy in this relevant market, with the inauguration of daily flights from Lisbon to Boston on June 11, and daily flights to New York – JFK starting as of early July. Both will be operated with new Airbus A330 aircraft to be delivered soon, and altogether, TAP’s US service will grow to 30 flights a week.
“We look forward to welcoming connecting TAP customers onto JetBlue flights, getting them to their final destination with the same great customer service and in-flight features that have helped make JetBlue the No. 1 ranked airline for customer satisfaction in the U.S.,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. “TAP and JetBlue share a passion for offering customers a great experience at a low price, and we are pleased to include this brand as one of our partners.”
JetBlue is known for its award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (b); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio in every seatback.
(a) JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach, based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines.
(b) Fly-Fi is available on JetBlue-operated flights in the contiguous U.S.