Jet Blue Airways Warms Up To South African Airways, Offers Bounty To CustomersMay 11th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, JetBlue Airways Corp has signed a deal with South African Airways that will result in added convenience for the customers of both the airlines. As per the new agreement signed by these two airlines, their customers will be eligible for flying in flights belonging to both the airlines through a single ticket. This offer will be available from tomorrow to the customers of both the airlines, as the sources have confirmed. After the deal is made effective the customers of JetBlue Airways will get easy access to 40 global destinations that come under the network of South African Airways. The customers of SAA will also be able to fly to the various destinations covered by the JetBlue Airways. The latter covers a lot of airports in North America and the Caribbean. So far the passengers of the SAA could only fly to two destinations in the USA- Washington D.C and New York.
Prior to the agreement with the South African Airways, JetBlue Airways Corp made a similar deal with Irish carrier Aer Lingus and also American Airlines. It is quite natural that such deals prove to be effective for both the airlines as they cover more areas without adding to the cost. The customers of the airlines will get the convenience of checking their bags at the final destination and using a solo e ticket for flying in either of the carriers.
Marc Cavaliere, South African Airways’s Executive VP looking after the North America operations admitted that the fliers of the airline demanded access to the destinations covered by Jet Blue Airways for a long time. The deal will benefit those who want to catch the upcoming World Cup.
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