Qantas announces new codeshare with WestJet

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 15, 2014 19:48

Qantas announces new codeshare with WestJet

Qantas has announced a new codeshare agreement with Canadian airline WestJet.

From 15 October, Qantas customers will be able to travel on codeshare services operated by WestJet to more than 20 new routes both to and within Canada.

Customers will be able to connect within four hours between Qantas operated international flights to Los Angeles and Honolulu and WestJet flights to Canada’s key domestic hubs – Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Qantas Executive Manager International Sales Stephen Thompson said: “This is great news for our customers who will enjoy the benefits of travelling on a Qantas flight number right through to their final destination in Canada with baggage checked through and more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points.”

“This new codeshare delivers on our gateway strategy of operating to key global hubs and providing customers with access to an expanded network with airline partners based in those ports.”

“Combined with increased services and an enhanced schedule to the US, this new codeshare arrangement also reinforces our position as the carrier of choice for both business and leisure travellers to the Americas, offering seamless one-stop travel options from Australia to destinations across Canada.”

WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning and Alliances, Chris Avery, said “WestJet is excited to begin a codeshare with Qantas. More customers than ever before will be able to access WestJet’s growing network while enjoying our award-winning inflight experience”.

The new partnership complements existing codeshare services operated by joint business partner American Airlines and codeshare partner Alaskan Airlines to Canada from other US gateway cities.

Last month Qantas announced a new codeshare with China Airlines, opening up two new codeshare routes from Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei from 15 October.

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