NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) and LOT Polish Airlines, Poland's flag carrier, are proud to announce today a new interline partnership which will allow their customers to seamlessly book connections through JetBlue's home at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and LOT's hub at Warsaw's Chopin Airport.
The new agreement offers travellers many new connections between JetBlue's network in North America and LOT's network throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Now, travellers can book reservations on JetBlue and LOT via their travel professional or via LOT's call center or website.
LOT offers nonstop service from New York to its hub in Warsaw, where customers can connect to more than 45 destinations across Poland, Europe and the Middle East. Some of the most popular destinations include Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Tallinn and Vilnius.
In New York, JetBlue offers easy connections between LOT-operated transatlantic flights and many cities along the East Coast including Buffalo; Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; as well as many cities in Florida
LOT is one of Poland's most recognized brands, known for its constant reinvention and great customer service. Over the past year, the airline has redesigned its livery, updated its cabin crew uniform and made multiple enhancements to both its inflight and ground product. Further, it recently completed an order of up to eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners, making it the first global network carrier in Europe to operate the commercial jetliner. LOT will take delivery of the first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2012.
"We are looking forward to establishing cooperation with JetBlue. LOT has been present in the American market for many years which, from our perspective, offers great development potential," said Marcin Pirog, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. "Thanks to the agreement with our new partner JetBlue, we are able to offer our passengers a broader choice of connections at the highest standard of service."
JetBlue and LOT Polish Airlines have a lot in common," said Scott Laurence, JetBlue's vice president of network planning and partnerships. "The outstanding customer service and revitalized brands continue to surprise customers all over the world and will most definitely do so for LOT and JetBlue connecting customers as they expand their reach into Europe and the Americas."
Travellers connecting from LOT to JetBlue, regularly lauded as one of the Americas' best airlines for customer service, will enjoy the comforts of all-leather seating, the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch), free in-flight entertainment at every seatback, and unlimited free snacks and drinks.
About LOT Polish Airlines LOT Polish Airlines has been connecting Poland with the rest of the world since 1929. Today, LOT's fleet of 39 aircraft serves over 50 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its network is further enhanced by its membership in Star Alliance since 2003, which serves 1,290 airports in 189 countries across the globe. Future expansion is planned when LOT takes delivery of the most modern aircraft - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the fall of 2012, further improving its fleet as well as positioning itself for long haul growth. As an award winning airline; consistently recognized by Business Traveller Magazine and Global Traveler Magazine, LOT is in a position to continue its growth and reputation as a European carrier with a global network.
About JetBlue Airways JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 70 cities with 750 daily flights and plans to launch service to Dallas/Fort Worth in May. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800-538-2583 (TTY/TDD +1 800-336-5530) from the USA, + 1-801-449-2525 from Poland, or visit www.jetblue.com.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways