29-Jun-2022 Source: Blade Air Mobility
Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced today that it has entered into an agreement with JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU, “JetBlue”), New York’s Hometown Airline® to integrate Blade’s Airport service into JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program through 2023.
In connection with the partnership, Blade announced that it will be adding an additional route of continuous daily service between BLADE Lounge East, located at East 34th Street in Manhattan, and John F. Kennedy International Airport (“JFK”) starting June 27, 2022, as well as introducing additional flights harmonized with JetBlue’s growing international schedule operating out of JFK.
“Given its New York City roots JetBlue is an ideal partner as we have ramped up our Blade Airport service to six days a week and up to thirteen hours per day in New York City,” said Melissa Tomkiel, Blade’s President.
“We know the JetBlue journey starts long before our customers step aboard one of our flights, which is why we are making more of the entire travel experience even easier and even more rewarding,” said, Chris Buckner, vice president of loyalty & partnerships, JetBlue. “This partnership with Blade will help us further evolve and enhance our TrueBlue program so our most loyal customers can enjoy more perks more often.”
“We look forward to enabling loyal JetBlue fliers to substitute up to two hours of ground congestion for a five-minute flight between Manhattan and area airports,” added Jeffrey Brenner, Director, Strategic Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Blade.