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JetBlue Expands Codeshare Agreement with Qatar Airways

JetBlue passengers can now access seamless connections to a further 11 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

by Fergus Cole

October 31, 2022

An Elephant with Tourists at Wat Phra Kaew -the Temple of Emerald Buddha- in the Grand Palace of Thailand in Bangkok / Photo: cowardlion/Shutterstock

JetBlue and Qatar Airways have announced an expansion of their codeshare agreement, giving customers in the U.S. greater access to 11 new far-flung destinations that cover eight countries across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, including major financial hubs like Bangkok and Cairo, as well as exotic tourist destinations such as Bali and Phuket. 

The expansion of the current codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and JetBlue comes after the Long Island-based carrier ended its collaboration with Emirates in September. JetBlue and Emirates had worked together since 2012.

Passengers can reach all cities under the codeshare agreement via Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha—Qatar Airways’ main international hub.

Under the codeshare partnership expansion, JetBlue passengers can now fly to the following cities with Qatar Airways:

  • Accra, Ghana (ACC)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD)
  • Alexandria, Egypt (HBE)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
  • Cairo, Egypt (CAI)
  • Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia (DPS)
  • Harare, Zimbabwe (HRE)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK)
  • Khartoum, Sudan (KRT)
  • Phuket, Thailand (HKT)
  • Windhoek, Namibia (WDH)

These 11 cities add to the 13 destinations JetBlue customers can access via the airline’s codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, which was first established in 2011. Qatar Airways passengers can also benefit from the partnership, with access to more than 50 JetBlue destinations across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Qatar Airways / Photo: Saif Zaman/unsplash

Customers of both airlines can also take advantage of their shared loyalty programs. For example, members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club and JetBlue’s TruBlue loyalty scheme can accrue points with either airline and, in the future, will be able to redeem them on flights operated by either carrier.

“Together with Qatar Airways, we’re connecting more customers to more outstanding destinations around the world, all while providing them with industry-leading experiences onboard both our airlines,” said Robin Hayes, CEO at JetBlue. “Qatar Airways is already one of our top partners for connecting customers across the Americas to its global network, which is why we’re continuing to strengthen our relationship and give travelers a variety of new travel options.”

Likewise, Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO at Qatar Airways, was similarly optimistic about the expanded codeshare agreement’s opportunities to customers. “Qatar Airways is excited to bring our codeshare partnership with JetBlue to our extensive global network, offering passengers seamless connectivity to over 150 destinations worldwide, including premier destinations across Africa and Asia,” he said.

“For more than a decade, JetBlue has been an outstanding partner, and as we continue to deepen our ties, we are committed to offering travelers effortless connections and unparalleled service. Both Qatar Airways and JetBlue have a strong commitment to excellence, and we look forward to further building our partnership.”