Americas to open up with TAM, JetBlue

Low cost carrier JetBlue is based in New York

JetBlue and TAM Airlines have announced a new interline partnership offering passengers of the airlines new connections throughout the Americas via hubs NY and Orlando in the US, and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Under the agreement, TAM customers will be able to connect onward to JetBlue destinations such as Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC, while JetBlue customers will be able to connect with South American metropolises Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Santiago among others, as well as 45 cities across Brazil.

JetBlue director of airline partnerships Scott Resnick said the airline was looking forward to “welcoming TAM’s customers to the JetBlue experience and to introducing more Americans to the excitement and beauty of Brazil and other TAM destinations throughout South America”.

Similarly, TAM Airlines planning and alliances vice president Nelson Shinzato said JetBlue clients could look forward to the carrier’s “spirit to serve, modern airplanes and high quality services”.

“Brazilians are travelling more frequently to other countries and this partnership is important to enhance our reach in the United States, one of the preferred destinations of our clients,” Mr Shinzato said.

Offering travellers the ease of one-stop ticketing and baggage check-in, the deal will allow passengers to purchase a single e-ticket itinerary, combining flights on both carriers’ networks.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H
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