Air Berlin Signs Deal With JetBlue on U.S. Flights
- Aug 04, 2017 3:00 pm
Beginning in September, Air Berlin passengers flying to New York, Boston, and Orlando will be able to book onward flights on JetBlue. Yet until the carriers connect frequent flyer programs, this is a tiny deal.
— Sean O'Neill
Germany’s Air Berlin says it has reached a cooperation agreement with JetBlue that will improve its customers’ transfer options in the United States.
Air Berlin chief commercial officer Goetz Ahmelmann said in a statement Friday that the deal is “only the beginning” of the two companies’ cooperation and added that “we are working to extend our partnership in the coming months.” The company said that cooperation will include the airlines’ frequent flyer programs in the future.
Air Berlin said that benefits for its customers center on transfer connections at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, JetBlue’s hub.