Posted on: 07 February 2011 by Ross McSweeny
WestJet and Delta Air Lines have announced the immediate start of an interline agreement, enabling customers of both airlines to buy connecting flights on one ticket, receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in, and tag bags through to their final destination.
Passengers now can connect between WestJet and Delta flights at more than 25 gateways in Canada and the United States.
"This demonstrates that we continue to deliver on our strategic plan to establish partnerships with airlines from around the world," remarked Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet executive vice-president, strategy and planning. "Delta is an established, worldwide airline, and this interline agreement will open yet another channel for guests from around the globe to connect to WestJet’s network."
"Delta is pleased that its customers now have easy access to WestJet’s extensive Canadian network as well as WestJet’s trans-border services between Canada and the United States," addded Charlie Pappas, Delta’s vice-president of alliances.