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Airline notes: American, Jet Blue add flights; Iceland airline start-up to fly out of BWI

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Airline notes: American, Jet Blue add flights; Iceland airline start-up to fly out of BWI
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American and Jet Blue’s Northeast Alliance will add more service in New York and Boston.

The alliance has led to a federal lawsuit that raises antitrust issues. The two airlines have defended the arrangement.

The agreement will have little impact on Philadephia International Airport. It could put the brakes on Jet Blue expanding service from American’s “fortress hub” in Philadephia. Jet Blue has reported success with its Philadelphia to Boston flights. It also flies to Fort Lauderdale from PHL.

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“As we welcome customers back to travel, the Northeast Alliance is delivering on promises to offer customers more choices and travel benefits,” said Robert Isom, American Airlines president. “We’re excited to offer our New York and Boston customers even more frequencies and destinations when they travel next year.”

American has expanded overseas service from New York’s JFK Airport. Fights are also being added at La Guardia.

So far, there are no signs that American will shift international flghts from Philadelphia to JFIK. American’s international schedule will be affected by delays in delivering new Boeing aircraft.

The agreement includes code-sharing and frequent flier agreements between the two airlines.

Play coming to BWi

Iceland-based PLAY has launched ticket sales for flights to and from Boston and Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.

Flight service from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) will begin on April 20, 2022, and service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) will begin on May 11, 2022.

Travelers can book tickets and PLAY’s European destinations including Iceland, London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stavanger, Trondheim, Gothenburg, and others.

Travelers can visit www.flyplay.com for information.

By adding Boston and Baltimore/Washington its network, PLAY will operate to 24 destinations in Europe and the US next year. 

PLAY will fly new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo and A321 neo aircraft.

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