02.05.2011 16:32

Through this partnership, customers will now be able to book a single combined ticket for JetBlue and Icelandair-operated flights with one-stop check-in and baggage transfer between the two airlines. Customers may purchase JetBlue-Icelandair travel via travel agents, online, or through Icelandair’s reservations call centre beginning later this week.

When connecting in the Americas, Icelandair customers will enjoy JetBlue’s award-winning service on flights from dozens of gateways including Chicago; Denver; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. JetBlue is the largest domestic airline in Boston and at New York/JFK, offering flights that feature all-leather seating, lots of legroom, in-flight entertainment at every seatback, and unlimited free snacks and drinks.

Icelandair offers three cabins of premium service featuring equally impressive new leather seats, personal in-flight entertainment and easy access to the popular destination of Reykjavik via Icelandair’s gateway cities of London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow. Icelandair will expand service from these gateways to Boston and New York/JFK with twice-daily flights on 1st June, 2011 and will launch non-stop service to Washington/Dulles on 17th May, 2011, providing even more connections to the JetBlue network.

"Icelandair and JetBlue share many of the same philosophies and place the customer's experience in the highest regard," said Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson, Icelandair's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our harmonious networks from New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. and like-minded customer service make this a natural partnership. Together we will open a new world of opportunities for customers traveling from the United States and the Caribbean to Iceland, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. We look forward to working together and strengthening our relationship into the future."

“We’re pleased to welcome Icelandair to the JetBlue network as our tenth partner airline,” said Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of airline partnerships. “With its reputation for quality service, a comfortable in-flight experience, and an impressive array of connections across Scandinavia and throughout Europe via Reykjavik, teaming up with Icelandair is a great win for customers.”

Icelandair is one of Iceland’s longest established companies, connecting the world and Iceland for over 70 years.  Icelandair flies from the UK to Iceland with connecting service to Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Seattle, Washington, DC, Halifax and Toronto. Visit www.icelandair.co.uk for more information on flights and packages.