NEW YORK (AP) - JetBlue Airways Corp. and Hawaiian Airlines have formed a partnership that will allow passengers to fly on both carriers' flights on a single ticket.
The deal announced Monday follows Hawaiian Airlines' announcement of plans to add New York service direct from its home base in Honolulu starting in June. Customers on both airlines will be able to connect with those flights through JetBlue's base at New York's JFK airport.
In the meantime, passengers can connect through Los Angeles International Airport to Hawaiian Airlines' one-stop service from Hawaii to New York.
JetBlue CEO Dave Barger (left) and Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley celebrate a new partnership Monday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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Besides added flight options, travelers will also be able to earn or redeem frequent flier miles on one another's flights, starting with the New York service in June.
Partnerships like this allow airlines to expand their service without spending more money to add flights on their own. Hawaiian Airlines already has similar partnerships, called codeshares, with major U.S. airlines including United-Continental, Delta and American. JetBlue has deals with a number of international carriers, including Ireland's Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Emirates.