Qantas has today announced a significant expansion of its existing codeshare agreements with American Airlines, WestJet and Alaska Airlines, delivering greater benefits for customers travelling between North America and Australia.
Effective for travel from 25 October, Qantas will codeshare on American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and WestJet services on an additional 40 routes across the United States, Canada and Mexico. In total, Qantas will now offer codeshares on over 200 routes, covering more than 100 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Qantas International CEO, Gareth Evans, said the expanded coverage is great news for customers travelling both to and from North America, delivering even more seamless travel experiences and benefits for Qantas frequent flyers.
“The new codeshare services will allow our customers to enjoy more connections across North America, Canada and Mexico from our Los Angeles and new San Francisco gateways and have their luggage checked straight through to their final destination,” said Mr Evans.
“With the launch of our nonstop flights to San Francisco later this year, we’ve identified an opportunity to position this port as another key US hub for Qantas customers by extending the codeshares we already have in place.
The expanded codeshare network delivers on Qantas’ ongoing commitment to the USA. Qantas operates 37 non-stop flights per week to Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Hawaii, daily one-stop services to New York, seasonal services to Vancouver and from December, five flights per week to San Francisco – ramping up to six flights per week in January 2016. This is in addition to code share on American Airline’s daily non-stop services between Sydney and Los Angeles beginning 19th December 2015, operated by the carrier’s flagship B777-300ER aircraft.