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New agreement opens 34 cities to one-stop service to Portugal from North America

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - June 2nd, 2016 - Lisbon --TAP Portugal, Portugal’s leading airline, announced today that it has signed a code-share agreement with JetBlue. The new commercial alliance will allow passengers new, convenient flight options to 34 North American gateways, with seamless connections through JetBlue’s Hubs in New York – John F. Kennedy and Boston Logan Airport.

With this agreement, TAP will be able to codeshare JetBlue flights departing New York JFK and Boston Logan to 34 North American gateways, giving it passengers in the US access to the national JetBlue network, the largest domestic carrier at both airports.  New connections will include including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, New Orleans, Savannah, San Juan, Richmond and Tampa.

"One of the strategic pillars of TAP's road to success is customer service excellence. Partnering with JetBlue - well known for its quality, customer-driven service - is a very important new cornerstone of that pillar. Our codeshare will allow TAP to extend its network coverage and service options in the Unites States, by conveniently combining our transatlantic services with JetBlue's domestic flights. Our customers will benefit with seamless ticketing and great service,” said José Guedes Dias, VP Alliances, Industry and Regulatory Affairs at TAP.

Currently, TAP serves Newark and Miami and has just increased services with the kick-off of daily flights from Lisbon to Boston on June 11, and to New York  JFK starting in early July. Both will be served with new Airbus A330 aircraft about to be delivered, and increase TAP flights from Portugal to the US to more than 30 a week. Learn more at .

“We look forward to welcoming connecting TAP customers onto JetBlue flights, getting them to their final destination with the same great customer service and in-flight features that have helped make JetBlue the No. 1 ranked airline for customer satisfaction in the U.S.,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. “TAP and JetBlue share a passion for offering customers a great experience at a low price, and we are pleased to include this brand as one of our partners.”

JetBlue is known for its award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach, free Fly-Fi, complimentary snacks and soft drinks, free, plus live DIRECTV® and SiriusXM® programming in every seatback.


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