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Published on December 10th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Aer Lingus and JetBlue Expand Codeshare Partnership

Aer Lingus and JetBlue have announced that it is expanding their codeshare partnership to offer passengers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks. The new codeshare flights are now available for booking on the JetBlue website. As part of the new bilateral codeshare, JetBlue will place its “B6” code on four Aer Lingus routes between JetBlue’s Northeast focus cities and Ireland. The initial routes being offered are between New York (JFK) and Boston Logan International airports in the United States and Dublin and Shannon. JetBlue has said it intends to add further routes beyond Ireland in the future.

JetBlue and Aer Lingus customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary benefit from having a single ticket that includes flights operated by both carriers, as well as conveniences on their day of travel like one-stop check-in and baggage transfer. Additionally, customers travelling to the U.S. from Ireland benefit from the convenience of pre-clearing customs prior to departing Dublin and Shannon, allowing them to be on their way faster after landing in New York or Boston.

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have partnered since 2008 and in 2013 announced a unilateral codeshare agreement. The Aer Lingus “EI” code is available on more than 42 JetBlue routes and offers customers convenient connections through JetBlue’s New York and Boston hubs.

Joanna Geraghty, President and COO at JetBlue (left) and Lynne Embleton, CEO and chairman of Aer Lingus

Commenting on the expanded deal, the President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue, 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 U.S. and Ireland. More than 15 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.”

Also commenting was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Aer Lingus, Lynne Embleton who 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.”

Aer Lingus will operate 16 transatlantic routes from Dublin, Shannon and Manchester to North America and the Caribbean in 2022. On 11th August, JetBlue has started its first transatlantic service with a new daily route between JFK and London Heathrow using the Airbus A321Neo.

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