SAA, JetBlue ink code share deal
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) and JetBlue Airways, the United States low-cost carrier, have introduced code share operations on some SAA’s flights to the US and Ghana.
The routes comprise Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Accra in Ghana.
JetBlue is now placing its “B6” code on SAA-operated flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Accra, Ghana.
Customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a single ticket combining JetBlue and SAA-operated flights, as well as the conveniences on their day of travel of one-stop check-in and baggage transfer.
“SAA welcomes the addition of the JetBlue code share on SAA-operated flights to/from Accra, which will enhance the award-winning service that both airlines can offer the business and leisure customers, as well as, the Ghanaian Diaspora communities in the US,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways.
The new code share flights on the Washington, DC-Accra route is further expansion to the successful code share services that SAA and JetBlue previously introduced to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London in South Africa and Dakar in Senegal.
Scott Laurence, Senior Vice President, Airline Planning at Blue Jet expressed excitement at the partnership with SAA.
“We now offer our customers more options and connections between North America and both West & South Africa, as we continue to grow our partnership network with SAA,” said Laurence.
– CAJ News
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