South African Airways Strengthens Partnership With JetBlue Airways By Announcing Code Share AgreementMarch 1, 2011
South African Airways (SAA) and New York’s hometown airline, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), have announced an expansion of their interline partnership, with South African Airways now offering code share services on JetBlue flights effective March 3rd. The code share service will be available with SAA flight numbers on JetBlue flights to 20 cities served by the airline in the U.S., connecting through either New York’s John F. Kennedy International (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) airports and SAA’s Johannesburg hub, where passengers can access connections to more than 45 cities throughout South Africa and Southern Africa. South African Airways code share flights operated by JetBlue must be booked by calling the South African Airways Customer Call Center at 1-800-722-9675 , visiting www.flysaa.com, or your travel agent.
The benefits go beyond the obvious synergies the two award-winning airlines share, with free meals or snacks, beverages and entertainment on board flights. Travelers, whether in Southern Africa or the U.S., can now book their South African Airways flight between 20 cities served by JetBlue in the U.S., with the ability to check bags through for their entire journey.