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Turkish Airlines, JetBlue to deepen codeshare ties

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Turkish Airlines has requested to expand its codeshare cooperation with New York-based JetBlue Airways, broadening the scope of a 2014 agreement.

The Star Alliance member stated in documents filed with the US Transportation Department (DOT) that it wishes to use JetBlue’s B6 code on certain flights it runs between Turkey and the US, as well as to destinations other than Turkey.

As a result, the airline has requested a blanket statement of license to use the B6 code on all Turkish flights between “any place or locations behind Turkey, via points in Turkey and intermediate points, to any point or points in the US and beyond.”

According to the DOT proposal, the extended codeshare partnership would encompass 43 O&D city pairings, including Miami to Amman in Jordan, New York to Bangkok in Thailand, Atlanta to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Boston to Bahrain.

Turkish stated that the partnership will assist travelers by “providing greater connectivity and additional travel options,” including connections through its Istanbul hub.

Turkish and JetBlue commenced codesharing on select JetBlue flights between Boston Logan (BOS) and New York John F Kennedy (JFK) in 2014. (JFK). The present arrangement covers JetBlue’s network of 24 US destinations.

According to OAG Schedules Analyzer data, Turkish presently operates 11 flights from Istanbul (IST) to the United States, including daily service to BOS and up to three times daily service to JFK.

The carrier’s newest route, which will connect Istanbul with Dallas-Fort Worth, will commence on September 24. (DFW).

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