Germany’s budget-friendly Airberlin announced on Friday that it is entering into a new partnership with one of America’s leading cost-saving airlines, JetBlue, to make traveling to the US less complicated for passengers who need to travel past one of the limited airports the German carrier flies into.
Beginning September 12, 2017, travelers will be able to book their flights from Germany to the US through Airberlin and choose from one of the 31 destinations to book a connecting flight to via JetBlue once stateside. As the partnership develops, Airberlin stated that additional benefits, such as connecting both airline’s frequent flyer programs, will be added into the mix.
Airberlin has been counting on cross-carrier partnerships to stay aloft amid weak ticket sales recently, and back home continues to rely on agreements to lease many of its planes to Lufthansa in order to keep their remaining planes in the sky. Today’s JetBlue partnership is just another option the airline is putting on the table as it continues finding out whether or not US travel is a worthy investment.
When the program launches next month, New York (JFK), Boston and Orlando will be the first three airports to feature the new connecting flight options.