Last updated: 08:52 AM ET, Wed March 18 2015

JetBlue, Silver Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | March 17, 2015

JetBlue, Silver Airways Expand Codeshare Agreement

JetBlue Airways, the king of the codeshare agreements, has expanded its partnership with regional carrier Silver Airways today that gives customers of both airlines access to new destinations when connecting on a JetBlue flight.

The majority of transfer opportunities will be in JetBlue's focus cities of Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. Later this year, the partnership will expand to include 13 Silver Airways routes from Florida to The Bahamas, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals.

Under the agreement, customers can book a single ticket and baggage transfers when flying on a JetBlue codeshare flight operated by Silver Airways; and members of JetBlue's frequent flyer program, TrueBlue, will earn points on all codeshare flights. Flights are now available for purchase on in select markets.

The JetBlue 'B6' designator code will initially be placed on 14 Silver Airways routes, including:

• Gainesville (GNV) – Orlando

• Key West (EYW) - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

• Key West – Orlando

• Key West - Fort Myers (RSW)

• Key West - Tampa (TPA)

• Orlando - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

• Orlando - Fort Myers

• Pensacola (PNS) – Orlando

• Pensacola – Tampa

• Tallahassee (TLH) - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

• Tallahassee – Orlando

• Tallahassee – Tampa

• Tampa - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood

• Tampa - Jacksonville (JAX)

"Whether you're originating in Florida, or you're on your way there, our codeshare with Silver Airways gives customers an easy way to book travel and earn TrueBlue points across our route networks," Jet Blue’s Scott Laurence, senior vice president of airline planning, said in a statement. "With this codeshare, we can help our customers get to destinations like Key West and Pensacola more easily, while offering customers in Silver Airways cities connections to incredible JetBlue destinations."

"We are delighted to expand our partnership with JetBlue to a full codeshare," said Silver Airways CEO Sami Teittinen. "As Florida's largest intrastate airline, we are committed to providing a valuable and critical travel link for Florida visitors and residents. This codeshare partnership will further strengthen both of our networks, providing business and leisure customers with even more travel options to and within Florida and The Bahamas."


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