JetBlue forms partnership with South African Air

Jet BlueJetBlue is forming a partnership with South African Airways that will allow travelers to ride on both airlines with a single ticket.

JetBlue said Friday the deal lets its customers travel to 40 international cities served by South African Airways starting May 12.

Customers will be able to check their bags to their final destination and receive boarding passes for both carriers’ flights upon check-in with either JetBlue in the U.S. or South African Airways in southern Africa.

JetBlue Airways Corp. already has similar deals with American Airlines and Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

Source: The Associated Press