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JetBlue, Lufthansa ink codeshare deal…

Posted on 31 August 2009

JetBlue Airways and German air carrier Lufthansa have signed a codesharing agreement following the decision by Lufthansa’s parent to buy a stake in JetBlue.


Codesharing allows airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights.


The companies said Monday that under the agreement, JetBlue would be allowed to place the Lufthansa code on JetBlue flights. Initially, the airlines plan to offer connecting service between 12 JetBlue destinations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and Lufthansa’s network of 180 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


The agreement was filed for authorization from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


In January 2008, Lufthansa’s parent company agreed to buy a 19 percent stake in JetBlue Airways Corp. Lufthansa is a unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.


Pending authorization, codeshare flights will be available for sale by early October, and will be available to be booked on the two airlines’ Web sites and through local and online travel agencies.

Source: AP

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