JetBlue, known as "New York's Hometown Airline" (TM), announced today it will be partnering with South Korea's Asiana Airlines to bring new flight options to travelers between Asia and the Americas. A new interline agreement, effective immediately, will the connect two carriers' networks and allow travelers to combine flights on both airlines on a single ticket -- that means one-stop baggage check-in when transferring between carriers at New York's JFK and Los Angeles' LAX.
"Asiana is one of the world's top names in the airline industry," Scott Resnick, JetBlue's director of airline partnerships, said. "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 currently the largest domestic airline at JFK, and Asiana offers daily nonstop flights from JFK to its hub at Incheon International Airport in Seoul. From Seoul, travelers can connect onward to cities across Asia and Oceania.
Heading the other direction, U.S.-bound travelers will be able to make easy transfers at JFK from Asiana to JetBlue destinations across the country.
"Our partnership will surely open doors to many destinations that the combined route networks now serve," Young Heon Kim, Asiana's Senior Vice President of Regional Headquarters, the Americas, said. "We thank JetBlue for this partnership and look forward to continuing our tradition of delivering the finest possible service available."