Posted on: 31 January 2013 by Mark Howells
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 JFK and Los Angeles International.
From JFK, Asiana offers daily nonstop service to its global hub at Incheon International Airport. Passengers can then connect onward to cities across Asia and Oceania via Seoul.
US-bound travellers will enjoy easy transfers 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.
"Asiana is one of the world’s top names in the airline industry," noted 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."
Young Heon Kim, Asiana’s senior vice-president of regional headquarters, the 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."