JetBlue to interline with Asiana

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New York-based JetBlue will add South Korea's Asiana Airlines as an interline partner, boosting its partnerships among Asian carriers.

The interline agreement will allow travellers to book travel on a single ticket and check baggage through when they transfer between the two airlines at New York John F. Kennedy and Los Angeles International Airport.

Asiana operates non-stop daily to New York from Seoul Incheon and twice daily to Los Angeles. The airline will be JetBlue's second partner in South Korea - it has an existing interline agreement with Korean Air.

JetBlue also has interline partnerships with various Asian carriers, including Air China, Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways.

JetBlue chief executive Dave Barger said during the airline's earnings call on 29 January that the carrier aims to add up to eight new interline partners in 2013.