JetBlue and Turkish Airlines Launch Codeshare Operations

JetBlue and Turkish Airlines Launch Codeshare Operations 
Turkish Airlines Launches Service Between Boston and Istanbul Today;
Easy Global Connections via Boston and New York-JFK 
NEW YORK, NY and ISTANBUL, TURKEY  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- 
JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airlineâ„¢, and Turkish Airlines,
the rapidly growing global carrier, today announce the launch of a
unilateral codeshare to provide expanded travel options for customers
worldwide.  
Turkish Airlines is now placing its "TK" code unilaterally on select
JetBlue-operated flights to/from New York's John F. Kennedy
International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport. Flights
are available for sale through travel agencies and Turkish Airlines
reservations for travel beginning today.  
The JetBlue-Turkish Airlines codeshare allows customers to purchase
tickets combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop
ticketing and baggage check-in on their day of departure.  
Turkish Airlines offers up to three daily flights between New York
and its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, and today inaugurates the
first-ever nonstop service between Istanbul and Boston. At Boston
Logan International Airport, JetBlue offers more flights to more
destinations than any other airline.  
Via Istanbul, Turkish Airlines offers onward connections to
destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and the
Far East. Turkish Airlines offers one of the most expansive route
networks in the world, currently spanning 247 destinations in 106
countries.  
Through JetBlue, international travelers will have access to 24 key
U.S. destinations including Baltimore, Maryland; Buffalo, New York;
Detroit, Michigan; Jacksonville, Florida; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood,
Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina;
Rochester, New York; and Tampa, Florida.  
"We are delighted to begin codeshare operations with Turkish Airlines
just as the carrier is expanding its U.S.A. network to include our
growing Boston focus city," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice
president of network planning. "More and more international carriers
are being attracted to Boston Logan in part because of JetBlue's
expanding route network, and that's great news for travelers as well
as the local economy." 
"We are glad to sign the codeshare agreement with our partner JetBlue
in the U.S. We are sure that the cooperation of our airlines will be
fruitful, enabling our passengers to access a global network via our
JFK and BOS gateways with the inaugural of our Boston flights," said
Ahmet Bolat, Ph.D., Turkish Airlines Chief Investment and Technology
Officer.  
Customers connecting to JetBlue-operated flights will enjoy the
airline's award-winning in-flight experience, which includes
unlimited free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, free seatback
entertainment*, and the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline
(based on average fleet-wide seat pitch for U.S. airlines). In
addition, JetBlue currently offers customers complimentary satellite
broadband internet service on select departures.  
Initial codeshare destinations via Boston and/or New York: 


 
--  Burlington, Vermont
 

 
--  Buffalo, New York
 

 
--  Baltimore, Maryland
 

 
--  Charleston, South Carolina
 

 
--  Charlotte, North Carolina
 

 
--  Detroit, Michigan
 

 
--  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida
 

 
--  Fort Myers, Florida
 

 
--  Jacksonville, Florida
 

 
--  Long Beach/Los Angeles, California
 

 
--  Phoenix, Arizona
 

 
--  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 

 
--  Portland, Maine
 

 
--  Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina
 

 
--  Richmond, Virginia
 

 
--  Rochester, New York
 

 
--  Salt Lake City, Utah
 

 
--  San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

 
--  Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
 

 
--  Syracuse, New York
 

 
--  Tampa, Florida 
 

 
--  West Palm Beach, Florida

 
About JetBlue Airways 
JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in
Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year
to 85 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an
average of 825 daily flights. New service to Hyannis, Mass. begins
this summer. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are
one-way, an overnight stay is never required and the first checked
bag is free (subject to weight and size limits and exceptions for
itineraries including flights marketed or operated by other
airlines). For more information please visit JetBlue.com.  
About Turkish Airlines 
Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star
Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a
fleet of 247 aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 247 cities
around the world, comprised of 43 domestic and 204 international
destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish
Airlines has received several "Passengers Choice Awards" from the
consumer ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011, 2012 and 2013
results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of "Best
Airline Europe," "Best Airline Southern Europe." Besides, it has been
chosen as "Best Business Class Catering" in 2013 Skytrax World
Airline Awards. It has also received awards for its catering and
holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small
group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the
Skytrax designation of "World's Best Economy Class On-board Catering"
in 2010, and Skyscanner's "Best On-board Food 2011." Long haul
Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service
on-board. 
*Live satellite TV and radio programming is available on
JetBlue-operated flights in the contiguous U.S. Where applicable, for
flights over 2 hours operating outside of the contiguous U.S.,
JetBlue may offer complimentary JetBlue Featuresâ„¢ movies. 
MEDIA CONTACTS 
JetBlue Airways
Tel: +1 718 709 3089
corpcomm@jetblue.com 
Turkish Airlines
Tel: +90 (212) 463 63 63 (11153-11173)
Fax: +90 (212) 465 20 78
press@thy.com
 
 
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