JetBlue Welcomes Aer Lingus into JFK's Terminal 5
- As of April 3, 2013, Aer Lingus now operates from JetBlue's Terminal 5 in
New York, providing seamless connections for Aer Lingus and JetBlue customers
NEW YORK, April 9, 2013
NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU),New
York's Hometown Airline™, today officially welcomes Aer Lingus, Ireland's flag
carrier,toJetBlue's Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International
Airport.This move will benefitcustomers connecting to one of JetBlue's many
destinations across the U.S., providingsame terminal connections,one-stop
ticketing and baggage check-in for travel on bothairlinesfromthe U.S.
toIreland and beyond.Effective April 14, 2013,the minimum connection time
fromIrelandarrivals to U.S.departures will be reduced to approximately60
minutes. Customers travelling to Ireland will enjoy connections as fast as 40
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The two airlines recently announced a codeshare agreement that expands the
2008 partnership linking the two carriers' networks at New York's John F.
Kennedy International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport.
Codeshare flights will be available for sale through local and online travel
agencies for travel on or after April 15, 2013. Single-ticket Aer
Lingus-JetBlue connections are also available for sale on www.jetblue.com or
To welcome the new carrier, JetBlue has enhanced the menu offerings in many of
the award-winning T5 restaurants, expanded both the size and selection of the
T5 duty free/duty paid store, and added a new customer lounge, to be opened
soon and available to all on a pay-per-use basis. Further, JetBlue will
provide ground handling services for Aer Lingus at Terminal 5 as part of the
agreement. JetBlue's Terminal 5 was the only domestic terminal in Frommers.com
list of the 10 World's Most Beautiful Airport Terminals in 2012.
At a customer event in Terminal 5 today, Marty St. George, JetBlue's Senior
Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy was joined by Aer Lingus'
Kevin Reichart, Vice President Customer Service and Airport Operations North
America to celebrate the airline's move. Celebrations included Irish dancers
in the terminal's central marketplace, as well as Irish snacks and JetBlue's
signature Terra Blues® Potato Chips.
"We are pleased to welcome Aer Lingus, our long-time partners, into our home
at Terminal 5," said Marty St. George at today's event. "This move will not
only strengthen our partnership but provide customers with expedited
connection times and seamless travel between the U.S. and Ireland. Further,
Aer Lingus customers will be able to enjoy our award-winning facility when
arriving and departing to Ireland."
Speaking at the event, Kevin Reichart said, "We are excited about our move to
JetBlue's 'state of the art' Terminal 5. This is a further development of our
partnership. Aer Lingus and JetBlue share a dedication to our customers and
enjoy reputations for providing great value service. Customers will now enjoy
the convenience of same terminal connections and faster connecting times, in
addition to the unique T5 experience."
About JetBlue Airways
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston,
Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Long Beach), San Juan and Orlando. Known for its
award-winning service and free inflight entertainment as much as its low fares
JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average
fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats.
JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer
Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers
inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit
www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 76 cities with 800 daily
flights and plans to launch service to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; Worcester, Massachusetts; and Medellin, Colombia later this
year. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an
overnight stay is never required. For information call 1-800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD
1-800-336-5530), or visit www.jetblue.com.
About Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus is the national airline of Ireland, founded in 1936. The airline
provides award winning customer service at great value prices living up to its
customer promise of Great Care, Great Fare. Aer Lingus carries ca. 11 million
passengers per annum to destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. It
has four U.S. Gateways at New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando and offers
connections to another 50 U.S. destinations through its partnership with
JetBlue. Aer Lingus serves central airport locations, throughout its network,
enhancing connectivity options for our passengers. Aer Lingus' primary mission
is to connect Ireland with the world, at a competitive price to passengers.
The airline celebrates its 77^th anniversary in May of this year, making it
one of the longest standing airlines in the world and has been serving the
U.S. market since 1958.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
Contact: Media Contacts - JetBlue - New York, Tel: +1 718 709 3089,
email@example.com; Aer Lingus - Dublin, Gillian Culhane, Aer Lingus Head of
Press and Media Relations, +353 1 886 2350, +353 86 172 6647
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