JetBlue Airways and Asiana Airlines have launched an interline agreement to connect each other’s networks and bring new flight options to travellers between Asia and the Americas.
Through the arrangement, effective immediately, travellers can book single-ticket travel combining flights on both carriers and enjoy one-stop baggage check-in when they transfer between the airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
“Asiana is one of the world’s top names in the airline industry,” said Scott Resnick, JetBlue’s director of airline partnerships.
“We’re pleased to partner with them to provide more options to our customers to destinations throughout Asia Pacific.
“Their product and service will match what our customers have come to expect from us.”
JetBlue is the largest domestic airline at JFK, where Asiana offers daily non-stop service to its global hub at Incheon International Airport.
Travellers can connect onward to cities across Asia and Oceania via Seoul.
US-bound travellers be able to transfer at JFK from Asiana to JetBlue destinations including Boston, Massachusetts; Burlington, Vermont; Syracuse and Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Portland, Maine, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and six cities in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
Young Heon Kim, Asiana senior vice president of regional headquarters, Americas, added: “Asiana Airlines is proud to start the journey with our newest partner, JetBlue.
“As we share the same desires in safety, service quality and customer satisfaction, passengers will not be disappointed in the choice they make.
“Our partnership will surely open doors to many destinations that the combined route networks now serve.”