NEW YORK (AP) -- JetBlue Airways Corp. and Japan Airlines said Tuesday that they reached a deal on a codeshare agreement that will make it easier for travelers to book flights between the U.S. East Coast and Japan.
Starting Wednesday for travel on or after Sunday, customers making reservations will see Japan Airlines' code on JetBlue-operated flights, the airlines said.
The agreement coincides with the Japanese airline starting flights between Boston and Tokyo with the new Boeing 787 aircraft. Japan Airlines also currently offers daily nonstop service to Tokyo from New York.
Customers can also book tickets for combined travel on the two airlines through Los Angeles, where they can catch Japan Airlines flights to several major Asian cities, the companies said.
Travelers flying to or from Tokyo through Boston will be able to connect to JetBlue flights to 13 U.S. cities, while travelers flying through New York can transfer to 16 U.S. destinations.
JetBLue shares rose 1 cent to $4.84 in midday trading.