Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) and JetBlue Airways (New York) have announced a new partnership agreement.
Mark Dunkerley (right), president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, and Dave Barger (left), president and CEO of JetBlue, signed the agreement at JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport amid a festive Hawaii-themed celebration of Hawaiian music, hula dancing, fresh flower lei and other special gifts from Hawaii for travelers transiting the terminal.
Effective this week, customers will be able to purchase single tickets combining travel on both Hawaiian and JetBlue, allowing for seamless travel between the carriers’ networks. Connections are available for immediate travel via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where Hawaiian offers multiple daily departures.
In the near future, Hawaiian intends to codeshare on JetBlue-operated flights, placing its HA code on JetBlue-operated flights.
The carriers plan to further expand their partnership on June 5, when Hawaiian launches the only nonstop service between New York City and Hawaii with its new wide-body, twin-aisle Airbus A330-200 aircraft seating 294 customers.
Hawaiian’s daily flights from Honolulu will arrive and depart from JFK Terminal 5, becoming the first of JetBlue’s airline partners to locate at the carrier’s acclaimed home. At Terminal 5 – JFK Airport’s newest terminal – travelers can take in a host of shopping options and unique dining experiences, enjoy the convenience of gate-side food ordering and delivery, and surf the web with free terminal-wide Wi-Fi.
Hawaiian Flight 51 will depart JFK daily at 10:00 a.m. (1000) and arrive at Honolulu International Airport at 3:00 p.m. (1500). The return Flight 50 (“Hawaiian 5-0”) will depart Honolulu daily at 3:05 p.m. (1505) and arrive in New York at 6:55 a.m. (0655) the following morning.
The new flight’s mid-morning New York departure will allow travelers in markets served by JetBlue up and down the East Coast, such as Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando, and Raleigh/Durham, to make a seamless connection to Honolulu or to make another easy connection on Hawaiian to Kauai, Maui, or Hawaii Island.
Ceremony Copyright Photos: PRNewsFoto/JetBlue Airways.
Hawaiian Slide Show: CLICK HERE
JetBlue Slide Show: CLICK HERE
Current Hawaiian Route Map: The New York (JFK) new service will bring HA to the U.S. East Coast. JetBlue Airways’ JFK hub will be a natural feed for HA’s new nonstop service helping to fill the seats.