NEW YORK-based carrier JetBlue has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian for an interline agreement. The proposed partnership is designed to allow customers to combine multiple flights within a single booking for services between Europe and the Americas. The arrangement – scheduled to launch in summer next year – is due to be bookable in early 2020.
Robin Hayes, chief executive officer of JetBlue, commented: “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.”
Once formalised, the partnership is due to connect more than 60 US and almost 40 Caribbean and Latin American cities to Norwegian’s network via New York/JFK, Boston/Logan and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airports. The Oslo-based carrier currently offers more than 20 nonstop routes to Europe from the three gateways.