Norwegian Air and JetBlue have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for an interline agreement, in a partnership that would enable passengers to travel in a single booking for connecting flights between the Americas and Europe.
The partnership is anticipated to launch in early summer 2020 connecting more than 60 US and nearly 40 Caribbean and Latin American cities to Norwegian’s network via New York-JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale airports.
“We are very excited to partner with JetBlue as this will make international travel even smoother and more available for our customers,” said Norwegian’s acting CEO and chief financial officer, Geir Karlsen. “JetBlue is the largest airline at several of our key gateways in the United States, specifically New York JFK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, and this partnership will create a plethora of new route connections for customers on both sides of the Atlantic. The partnership will provide travellers throughout the US, Caribbean and Latin America with more affordable fares to Europe and vice versa. And not least it will offer seamless connections with two of the most awarded low-cost airlines in the world.”
Customers will be able to book connecting flights through both airline’s websites from early 2020.
Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue said the agreement with Norwegian seamlessly connects JetBlue’s network in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with European destinations, adding: “Norwegian shares our belief that customers benefit when we can bring competition and low fares to the transatlantic market currently dominated by joint ventures, legacy alliances and sky-high ticket prices.”