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American Airlines and JetBlue Airways sign slot swap agreement at New York and Washington

1-Apr-2010 9:07 AM

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways signed (31-Mar-2010) an agreement to collaborate at key East Coast gateways, under which American intends to transfer eight slot pairs at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and one slot pair at Westchester County Airport to JetBlue. JetBlue in turn intends to transfer 12 slot pairs at New York JFK International Airport to American. The agreement will provide customers with interline service in non-overlapping markets. The companies are also exploring other avenues for commercial cooperation and will focus on routes to/from JFK and Boston that extend and complement each others' networks. Certain portions of the cooperative agreement may be subject to regulatory review. [more - American Airlines]

JetBlue Airways announced (31-Mar-2010) plans to launch operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Nov-2010. The carrier initally intends to offer at least eight daily departures from the airport to East Coast destinations. JetBlue also petitioned the FAA for access to unused slot pairs in the early morning and late-evening hours. [more - Jet Blue]