Posted on: 29 March 2011 by Ross McSweeny
American Airlines and WestJet have launched a codeshare agreement to give customers of both airlines more choices and greater connectivity when travelling between the United States and Canada, as well as across American’s global network.
The placement of the AA code on WestJet flights will give American’s customers seamless connecting service to nearly 20 Canadian cities not currently served by American or American Eagle. Initially, American will place its code on Montreal to Winnipeg and Toronto to Edmonton flights.
By placing its WS code on American’s flights, WestJet will be offering its guests service to more than 30 new American US destinations. WestJet will add these codeshare routes in phases, starting with flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles via Toronto, with expanded service throughout the American Airlines network expected in the near future. The codeshare agreement will make it easier and more convenient for customers to connect from WestJet to American’s global route network and from American to WestJet’s Canadian cities.
Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flyer programme and WestJet’s Frequent Guest Program can now earn miles or rewards on the codeshare flights, providing customers another benefit of the enhanced relationship. The two airlines are exploring other ways to augment their co-operation in the future.