The partnership includes sharing loyalty benefits for those who travel to and from New York and Boston and is a joint effort to compete with the other two U.S. majors, Delta and United.
"Through their integrated networks, JetBlue and American will operate reciprocal codeshare flights, giving customers new options with improved schedules, competitive fares and nonstop access to more domestic and international destinations," American and JetBlue said in a joint statement.
A JetBlue airliner is parked at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. File Photo by Todd Bomser/UPI
"JetBlue will gain connectivity to more U.S. destinations ... while American will complement JetBlue's improved and expanded service with new international routes."
American said the deal allows it to begin international service from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Israel, Greece and Brazil. JetBlue can add service to LaGuardia Airport in New York, Newark and markets in Southeast and West Coast, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.
"Together, we can give our customers the best of both worlds," Vasu Raja, American chief revenue officer, said.