Posted on: 24 September 2012 by Mark Howells
WestJet has announced a codeshare agreement with British Airways, enabling British Airways to market and sell WestJet-operated flights.
The "BA" code will be placed on select WestJet flights connecting from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto to Ottawa, Edmonton, and Victoria.
"We are very pleased to announce a codeshare relationship with British Airways," said Bob Cummings, WestJet’s executive vice-president, sales, marketing and guest experience. "With an extensive worldwide network, and a reputation for great customer service, British Airways is one of the world’s most iconic airlines. We look forward to welcoming British Airways’ codeshare guests on board our WestJet flights."
This is the eighth codeshare agreement for WestJet. Since September 2011, WestJet has initiated codeshares with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air. Additionally, WestJet has 20 interline relationships, further connecting worldwide passenger flows to WestJet’s extensive network. WestJet and British Airways previously announced an interline agreement in October 2010.
"The launch of this new codeshare represents another strategically significant milestone for WestJet," concluded Bob Cummings. "We remain committed to bringing top-quality airlines on board as part of our airline partnership strategy. The success of this strategy has contributed to the strong results we’ve seen so far this year."