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South African Airways and JetBlue Airways expand code share fllights to Washington DC - Accra, Ghana route

Now offering JetBlue customers award-winning service to 7 destinations on the African continent


Fort Lauderdale and New York  (March 3, 2016)
- 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. 
 

Jet Blue Airways Flight #5223*

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday & Saturday

Jet Blue Airways Flight #5224*

Sunnday,Monday,Wednesday & Friday

Depart Washington,DC-IAD: 5:40PM

Depart

Accra,Ghana: 11:55PM

Arrive

Accra,Ghana: 8:40AM+1

Arrive

Washington,DC-IAD: 6:15AM +1


*Flights operated by South African Airways    (Flight schedules are subject to change)


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.
 

About South African Airways:

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 74 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the 'Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for thirteen consecutive years and the winner of ‘Best Airline staff in Africa’ for four years. SAA has been named the coolest domestic airline at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

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About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

Media Contacts:  

South African Airways USA
Todd Neuman
Telephone:  +1 (954) 769-5111
toddneuman@flysaa.com

South Africa: SAA Spokesperson
Tlali Tlali
Email: TlaliTlali@flysaa.com
Mobile:+27 82 333 3880
Office: +27 11 978 2298
Web: www.flysaa.com

JetBlue Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 (718) 709-3089
corpcomm@jetblue.com           

 

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