NEW YORK, N.
Y. - JetBlue Airways and Cathay Pacific today announced they have entered into an interline agreement that will link each other's networks and bring new flight options to travelers between Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Through the arrangement, effective later this summer, JetBlue and Cathay Pacific plan to offer the ease of single-ticket travel and one-stop baggage check-in for travelers transferring between the airlines at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
JetBlue is the largest domestic airline at JFK, where Cathay Pacific offers an unrivalled schedule of four daily flights to Hong Kong International Airport â the most flights between JFK and Asia of any airline. At LAX, Cathay Pacific offers as many as three daily flights to Hong Kong that seamlessly connect to JetBlue's transcontinental services to the U.S. Northeast and Florida.
Recognized around the globe for its amenities and service excellence â including most recently for having the World's Best Business Class in the annual Skytrax World Airline Awardsâą â Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair offer travelers easy access to virtually every major city in mainland China, the Indian Subcontinent and dozens of destinations across Asia Pacific including Bali, Bangkok, Cebu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Taipei via Hong Kong.
U.S.-bound travelers will enjoy convenient transfers from Cathay Pacific onward to JetBlue destinations including Boston, Massachusetts; Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and seven cities in Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.
"JetBlue and Cathay Pacific share a similar philosophy of giving travelers an experience to remember," said Scott Resnick, JetBlue's director of airline partnerships. "We are proud to partner with an airline of Cathay Pacific's caliber to give our customers new options for travel throughout Asia."