American and JetBlue Unveil ‘Northeast Alliance’ with Over 700 Flights

July 20, 2021


American Airlines and JetBlue today announced their new 'Northeast Alliance', their partnership aimed at establishing dominance out of the Northeastern U.S. and Internationally.

JetBlue also announced four new cities and five new markets out of LaGuardia.

As a result of the carrier partnership, customers have gained access to 57 new markets and more than 110 codeshare routes from New York and Boston, connecting the Northeast to nearly 150 destinations, including 10 new international routes that American previously announced.

These routes, made possible by the Northeast Alliance, include new flights from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV), which launched in May; JFK service to Athens, Greece (ATH), which launched in June and JFK service to Delhi, India (DEL), which will launch Oct. 31, 2021.

In total, JetBlue and American will operate more than 700 daily flights from New York and Boston this coming winter.

“Our Northeast Alliance with JetBlue gives customers more choices and benefits and raises the bar on offering an industry-leading experience,” American’s Chief Revenue Officer Vasu Raja stated. “With JetBlue’s domestic strength and American’s growing international network, we are unlocking more destinations for travelers, more flying for both our teams, a better suite of products and a premium experience in the Northeast.”

Dave Fintzen of JetBlue says:

“With demand for travel returning, JetBlue’s new low fare flying — along with the broader growth made possible with American through the benefits of the NEA — is well-timed for us to best meet the needs of more travelers in the Northeast and introduce more competition with new flying.”

“Whether it’s new cities, more lie-flat service on cross country routes, enhancing our combined schedules on key routes, or expanding benefits for corporate customers as they return to the skies, the NEA is going to make it as easy as possible for travelers in the Northeast to come back to flying.”

JetBlue Adds 4 New Cities to Route Map

JetBlue will start adding the following cities with daily round-trips starting in late October of 2021...

San Antonio, TX

New York (JFK) and San Antonio (SAT) starting October 31, 2021:

JFK — SAT Flight #725

SAT — JFK Flight #726

9:30 a.m. — 1:03 p.m.

1:45 p.m. — 6:11 p.m.

Boston (BOS) and San Antonio (SAT) starting October 31, 2021:

BOS — SAT Flight #2209

SAT — BOS Flight #2210

10:20 a.m. — 2:13 p.m.

3:00 p.m. — 7:45 p.m.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

New York (JFK) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR) starting February 19, 2022:

JFK — PVR Flight #2097

PVR — JFK Flight #2098

8:30 a.m. — 1:39 p.m.

2:20 p.m. — 8:03 p.m.

Kansas City, Missouri

New York (JFK) and Kansas City (MCI) starting March 27, 2022:

JFK — MCI Flight #2221

MCI — JFK Flight #2222

3:25 p.m. — 5:55 p.m.

10:20 a.m. — 2:25 p.m.

Boston (BOS) and Kansas City (MCI) starting March 27, 2022:

BOS — MCI Flight #2363

MCI — BOS Flight #2364

7:00 a.m. — 9:34 a.m.

6:40 p.m. — 10:31 p.m.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New York (JFK) and Milwaukee (MKE) starting March 27, 2022:

JFK - MKE Flight #679

MKE - JFK Flight #680

3:05 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.

10:35 a.m. — 2:03 p.m.

Boston (BOS) and Milwaukee (MKE) starting March 27, 2022:

BOS - MKE Flight #2229

MKE - BOS Flight #2230

8:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m.

5:30 p.m. — 8:53 p.m.

Puerto Vallarta service will fly using JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft. Kansas City and Milwaukee service will operate on the Airbus A220 with an all-new interior and San Antonio service will operate with a mix of both the A320 and A220.

JetBlue Adds 5 New Markets Out of LaGuardia

JetBlue is launching five new routes at LaGuardia Airport to bring more competition and lower fares for travelers. With the help of their Northeast Alliance, Jetblue's flights will be a boon for those traveling through one of America’s most congested airports where they intend on bringing better service with increased frequencies in select markets as time goes on.

October 31, 2021: LaGuardia and

> Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) | Twice daily
> Sarasota—Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) | Once daily, winter seasonal
> Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) | Once daily

March 27, 2022: LaGuardia and

> Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) | Once daily
> Nashville International Airport (BNA) | Twice daily

JetBlue plans to offer 35 daily departures at LaGuardia in the coming year, and intends on growing that number to 50 by summer 2022.

[Sources: American Airlines and JetBlue]

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