American and JetBlue are launching a major partnership!
Put this on your list of things you didn’t see coming in 2020.
Earlier this year, American announced a massive West Coast partnership with Alaska Airlines and added Seattle to Bangalore and London, and now they’ve announced a major Northeast partnership with JetBlue.
With this partnership, JetBlue will continue to grow in New York JFK, LGA, and Newark. Unlike Alaska, JetBlue will not join Oneworld. They’ll simply codeshare with American.
American will finally add new routes out of New York JFK:
- Tel Aviv (served by Delta and EL AL)
- Athens (served by Delta and Norwegian)
Both long-haul routes will begin in 2021. Assuming there aren’t any additional cuts, JFK-TLV will complement Dallas’ new Tel Aviv service and JFK-ATH will complement ORD/PHL to Athens.
American will finally add new routes out of New York JFK to both Athens and Tel Aviv beginning in 2021. Once COVID-19 is over, American will continue to expand into Europe, India, Africa, and South America.
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And once again, this represents a huge attack on Delta’s presence in New York JFK. Congrats to American and JetBlue on this partnership.