With TAP having launched their new A330 aircraft with fully flat beds (identical to the ones found on Azul‘s A330) flights across the atlantic now have increased comfort, and with JetBlue’s Mint services, flights from Europe can continue to the west coast in similar comfort levels.
“One of the strategic pillars of TAP’s road to success is customer service excellence and permanent evolution. Partnering with an airline such as JetBlue – well renowned and cherished for its quality, customer driven service – is a very important cornerstone of that pillar. Our code-share will allow TAP to extend and intensify its network coverage and service options in a key market like the Unites States, by conveniently combining our transatlantic services with JetBlue’s domestic flights, all to our Customers benefit and increased smoothness of the travel”, said José Guedes Dias, VP Alliances, Industry and Regulatory Affairs, TAP.
While TAP already offers the new flatbeds across to Boston currently, shortly, flights will also commence to New York JFK, supplementing the airline’s existing flights to Newark and Miami.
This also matches TAP and Azul’s codeshare network, who offer almost-identical long haul seat products. This means South America, Europe and North America are starting to see aligned airline products, especially in the front of the plane. With the codeshare network starting to build momentum, it is possible we will start to see hubs for the three carriers build in popular and easy to reach destinations for all three carriers, such as Miami or Orlando.
One thing is for sure, passengers across David Neeleman’s network of carriers are certainly benefiting from the improved premium cabin offerings in all three airlines whether travelling in JetBlue Mint, Azul Xtra Business or TAP Executive.