JetBlue and Aer Lingus expand codeshare agreement

B6 code to be used on four more Ireland-US routes

JetBlue and Aer Lingus expand codeshare agreement

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have expanded their codeshare agreement to four more routes.

JetBlue’s B6 code will be placed on four Aer Lingus routes; between both New York JFK and Boston and Dublin and Shannon in Ireland.

They are bookable on JetBlue’s website with passengers able to use a single ticket for connecting flights operated by both carriers. Passengers travelling to the US from Ireland on the codeshare routs can pre-clear customs at Dublin and Shannon.

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have partnered since 2008 and in 2013 announced a unilateral codeshare agreement. Aer Lingus’ EI code is available on more than three dozen JetBlue routes.

The American low-cost airline said it intends to add its code to select routes operated by the Irish flag carrier beyond Ireland in the future.

JetBlue president and chief operating officer Joanna Geraghty said: “Connecting our customers with more of the destinations they want to fly to ensures JetBlue grows its relevance in the northeast, and by expanding our partnership with Aer Lingus we’re introducing new options for travellers flying between the US and Ireland.

“More than 13 years after Aer Lingus became our very first international airline partner our relationship continues to strengthen in ways that bring more benefits customers on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Lynne Embleton, chief executive officer and chairman of Aer Lingus, added: “Our relationship with JetBlue is long-standing and valued.

“All at Aer Lingus are looking forward to extending a warm Irish welcome to more JetBlue customers. These customers can now travel seamlessly to Dublin and Shannon airports as we continue to connect friends and families, businesses and colleagues from the US and Europe.”