South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline and JetBlue Airways have introduced code share operations on SAA’s flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Accra, Ghana in Africa, effective immediately.
JetBlue is now placing its “B6” code on SAA-operated flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Accra, Ghana. Customers purchasing a codeshare itinerary will benefit from having a single ticket combining JetBlue and SAA-operated flights, as well as the conveniences on their day of travel of one-stop check-in and baggage transfer. JetBlue’s TrueBlue members have the opportunity to earn TrueBlue points on SAA’s entire global network where SAA is the operating carrier. SAA offers nonstop service between Washington, DC Dulles Airport and Accra, Ghana four-days per week aboard modern state-of-the-art wide-body Airbus A330 & A340 aircraft. At Washington, DC Dulles Airport both SAA and JetBlue are co-located on Concourse “B”, which allows for fast and convenient connections for our mutual customers.
“SAA welcomes the addition of the JetBlue code share on SAA-operated flights to/from Accra, which will enhance the award-winning service that both airlines can offer the business and leisure customers, as well as, the Ghanaian diaspora communities in the U.S. ” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, the Americas for South African Airways. “The new code share flights on the Washington, DC-Accra route is further expansion to the successful code share services that SAA and JetBlue previously introduced to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London in South Africa and Dakar, Senegal in West Africa”.
“We are excited to further expand our partnership with South African Airways and add our seventh code share route on their network. We now offer our customers more options and connections between North America and both West & South Africa, as we continue to grow our partnership network with SAA,” said Scott Laurence, Senior Vice President, Airline Planning.
South African Airways is one of the world’s most awarded airlines, having been named “Best Airline in Africa” for 13th consecutive years by Skytrax. With fully-flat bed seats in Premium Business Class, industry-leading legroom in Economy Class, gourmet cuisine, award-winning, complimentary South African wines and individual audio/video entertainment systems deliver a surplus of first-run movie and music choices. SAA provides an in-flight experience designed for pure comfort for long-haul travel. Via its Johannesburg hub, SAA links the world to most cities and destinations across southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, including South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Known for its award-winning customer service, JetBlue offers codeshare customers connecting to/from SAA flights a premium experience that includes unlimited free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks plus the most legroom in economy class (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines) and the most free live entertainment of any U.S. airline*. In 2014, JetBlue will debuted Mint, the carrier’s new premium offering, featuring the longest lie-flat bed** in domestic business class and the only private suites on the New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco routes.
For reservations and information, customers should visit www.jetblue.com or contact JetBlue Reservations at 1-(800) JET-BLUE.