JetBlue Airways and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways have entered into an interline agreement that will link each other’s networks, bringing new flight options to travelers between the Asia Pacific region and the Americas.
Through the arrangement, effective later this summer, JetBlue and Cathay Pacific Airways plan to offer single-ticket travel and one-stop baggage check-in for travelers transferring between the airlines at New York JFK and Los Angeles International Airport (IATA code LAX).
JetBlue Airways is the largest domestic airline at JFK, where Cathay Pacific offers four daily flights to Hong Kong International Airport – the most flights between JFK and Asia of any airline.
At Los Angeles International Airport, Cathay Pacific offers as many as three daily flights to Hong Kong, which will connect to JetBlue’s transcontinental services to the U.S. Northeast and Florida.
Via their hub at Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair offer travelers access to virtually every major city in mainland China, the Indian Subcontinent and dozens of destinations across the Asia Pacific region, including Bali, Bangkok, Cebu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Taipei.
According to JetBlue, the new interline agreement will allow U.S.-bound travelers to experience 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.