American Airlines and JetBlue launch Northeast alliance.

American Airlines Group and JetBlue are delivering on their promise to introduce better travel options on routes to and from New York (JFK, LGA and EWR) and Boston (BOS) by launching nearly 80 codeshare flights and improving schedules on key routes.

American is also introducing 18 new routes beginning this summer, including six new routes from JFK to Latin America and the Caribbean.

New York-JFK – Bogota (BOG), daily
New York-JFK – Cali, Colombia (CLO), daily
New York-JFK – Medellin (MDE), daily
New York-JFK – Santiago (SCL), thrice weekly until November, when it becomes daily

The list of markets in which the airlines will cooperate is as follows:

Boston – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Boston – Miami (MIA)
Boston – Washington, D.C. (DCA)
Boston – West Palm Beach (PBI)
New York-LaGuardia – Boston (BOS)
New York-LaGuardia – Washington, D.C. (DCA)
New York (JFK & Newark) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Los Angeles (LAX)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Miami (MIA)
New York (JFK and Newark) – San Francisco (SFO)
New York (JFK and Newark) – West Palm Beach (PBI)

Beginning this summer, schedule coordination will be expanded to additional markets, including:

Boston – Los Angeles (LAX)
Boston – Chicago (ORD)
New York (JFK and Newark) – San Francisco (SFO)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Atlanta (ATL)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Chicago (ORD)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Dallas (DFW)
New York (JFK and Newark) – Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

“This is the first step in offering the best customer proposition with the largest network in New York and Boston,” said Vasu Raja, Chief Revenue Officer of American. “In the coming months, we will continue to create a seamless experience that is easy for our customers, supports our communities and drives further growth for our team.”

American and JetBlue announced their Northeast Alliance in July, which was followed by the airlines’ intention to introduce key elements of the alliance following its review by the Department of Transportation in January.

“Our alliance with American opens the door for JetBlue to successfully enter new markets, introducing more choice and our award-winning service and low fares to more customers,” said Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s chief revenue and planning officer. “The alliance is also essential to get our planes back in the air profitably and crewmembers back to work.”

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