Posted on: 17 January 2012 by Mark Howells
WestJet and Delta Air Lines are to begin a codesharing agreement on flights within the United States and Canada, further expanding the partnership between the two carriers.
Last year, the two airlines began an interline agreement that allowed customers to purchase connecting flights on one ticket, receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in, and tag bags through to their final destination.
Under the first phase of the new codeshare agreement, Delta will place its code on WestJet flights to more than 15 cities, while the WestJet code will be added to Delta flights on five markets, expanding the networks of both airlines for customers flying between the two countries. Members of the Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles® program and WestJet’s Frequent Guest Program® will be able to earn miles or rewards on the codeshare flights, providing customers another benefit of the enhanced relationship.
Flights in the agreement having the Delta code on WestJet-operated flights are those from Toronto to Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Ottawa, Regina, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Calgary, Charlottetown and St. Johns; from Calgary to Las Vegas, Kelowna, Regina, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Victoria; from Vancouver to Honolulu, Las Vegas, Kelowna; from Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria; from Winnipeg to Montreal; and from Halifax to St Johns.
The WestJet code will feature on Delta flights from Detroit to Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto; and from Boston to Toronto.