Posted on: 26 September 2016 by Mark Howells
A new codeshare agreement will allow Hainan Airlines to place its HU code on WestJet-operated flights to and from Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
“The Chinese travel market is vast and growing; our newest codeshare with Hainan Airlines will allow even more guests to easily connect to the WestJet network,” commented Bob Cummings, WestJet’s EVP commercial. “This codeshare agreement provides choice, streamlined service and connectivity to guests here at home and abroad. We look forward to welcoming Hainan’s guests on board to experience our caring service as our relationship expands to include codesharing.”
The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement that has been in place since 2013. The deal marks WestJet’s 16th codeshare agreement.
“We are very pleased to implement this codeshare cooperation with WestJet, Canada’s highest-rated airline for customer service,” stated Wei Hou, Hainan Airlines’ VP. “Cooperation with WestJet will further expand our network in Canada, giving our passengers more transfer options through Calgary and Toronto. We are confident that with Hainan’s SKYTRAX five-star service, now augmented by WestJet’s own high-level service standard, our customers will continue experiencing the kind of pleasant journey they’ve come to expect from us.”
All codeshare sales will be offered through Hainan Airlines and its global distribution network.