23 January 2012

Hawaiian And jetBlue Form Partnership

Hawaiian Airlines and jetBlue Airways announced that they have formed a code-share partnership. jetBlue has several common west coast cities that both airlines serve, as well as Hawaiian's new route to JFK that begins in June. This new code-share adds to the growing list of airlines that Hawaiian has partnered with. The code-share and mileage partnership begins this week with LAX, and will grow further in June, when Hawaiian will be sharing JFK's Terminal 5 with jetBlue. Eventually, both carriers will be putting their flight codes on each others flights.

In the top photo (courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines), jetBlue President and CEO David Barger and Hawaiian Air President and CEO Mark Dunkerley swap aircraft models to signify the partnership between the two carriers. In the middle photo, one of Hawaiian Air's A330-243s, N381HA (msn 1114) "Hōkūle‘a", is getting pushed out the gate at HNL for departure. In the bottom photo, jetBlue's A320-232, N621JB (msn 2491) "Do-be-do-be-blue", is seen taxiing across the LAS tarmac for departure.

Further details in jetBlue's press release, and Hawaiian Air's press release.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Great news for both carriers!