New York-based JetBlue Airways plans to add up to eight new interline partners in 2013.
The carrier's chief executive Dave Barger says in an earnings call today that the airline will also deepen its existing partnerships with airlines through implementing one-way codeshares and launching reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.
JetBlue added eight new partners in 2012, notes Barger. The carrier has a total of 22 airline partners. "This will continue in 2013 with six to eight new partners," he says.
The airline announced several new interline partnerships in 2012, including Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines among others. It also announced codeshare agreements and frequent flyer benefits reciprocity with Emirates and Hawaiian.