Posted on: 13 October 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Jetstar and American Airlines have signed an agreement establishing a codeshare relationship between several destinations in New Zealand.
American will place its AA code on the following flights operated by Jetstar: Auckland–Christchurch; Auckland–Queenstown; Auckland–Wellington; Christchurch–Queenstown; and Christchurch–Wellington.
An interline agreement between the two airlines has also been launched and members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer programme will be able to earn mileage credit on all American-marketed flights. Jetstar flights marketed under the Qantas (QF) code are also eligible for award redemption.
Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer Bruce Buchanan said: "Our proposed codeshare agreement with American Airlines will enable its customers to combine travel on Jetstar, American Airlines and other codeshare carriers such as Qantas as part of a single booking."
Jetstar operates multiple daily services to four key destinations within New Zealand, including its hub at Auckland as well as Christchurch, Queenstown, and Wellington. "As the second largest airline in New Zealand and the fastest growing in our core Australian market, customers of American Airlines will gain even greater flexibility, convenience and choice of destinations when travelling to or within both countries," said Buchanan.