JetBlue looks to expand Emirates codeshare agreement to Boston

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JetBlue Airways plans to request approval to place its code on Emirates’ new flights between Boston and Dubai, which are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014.

New York-based JetBlue made the announcement in a media release on 4 October in which the airline said it will begin selling seats on Emirates flights to other US cities on 7 October.

“Demand for... connections through Boston is strong, and we expect to announce new destinations from Boston as a direct result of our partnership with Emirates,” says JetBlue’s chief commercial officer Robin Hayes in the release.

JetBlue announced in May that it had reached a two-way codeshare agreement with Emirates that would allow JetBlue to sell seats on Emirates’ flights from New York's John F. Kennedy International, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Intercontinental, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington Dulles airports.

The agreement applies to Emirates' flights from New York to both Dubai and Milan.

Under an existing agreement Emirates can place its code on JetBlue flights to 28 destinations.