- Jun 20, 2002
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They're also looking at a skyteam airline (via subsidiary)Lindsay Wilson said:
This is all great news for me. I'm an HON Circle member, but fly a lot with Jet Blue as they fly direct to FLL amd MCO as well as JFK and several other destinations I commonly use. They also offer, to me, the best low cost option on the east coast of the US.Lindsay Wilson said:Lufthansa plans to use Jet-Blue as its feeder partner in New York by linking booking systems and frequent-flyer programmes.
The German airline said the link-up with the US carrier, in which Lufthansa took a 19 per cent stake at the end of last year, was aimed at creating a quasi-hub at JFK airport.
It said the move would add to the benefits of owning BMI British Midland, the UK airline in which Lufthansa holds a stake of just under 30 per cent and in which it has an option to buy a majority stake from December.
The German carrier has long wanted to challenge its rival British Airways on the lucrative routes between London Heathrow and the US.