Qantas will expands its existing codeshare agreements with American Airlines, WestJet, and Alaska Airlines, offering an additional 40 routes across the United States, Canada and Mexico, effective from October 25. In total, the airline will offer codeshares on over 200 routes, covering more than 100 destinations across the three countries, delivering greater benefits for customers travelling between North America and Australia.
“The new codeshare services will allow our customers to enjoy more connections across America, Canada, and Mexico from our Los Angeles and new San Francisco gateways and have their luggage checked straight through to their final destination,” says Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans.“With the launch of our non-stop 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. Our frequent flyers in particular will benefit from booking on the Qantas code, with increased opportunities to earn points and status credits.”
Qantas operates 37 non-stop flights per week to Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Hawaii, daily one-stop services to New York, and seasonal services to Vancouver. In addition to codeshare on American Airline’s daily non-stop services between Sydney and Los Angeles beginning December 19, 2015, Qantas will also offer five flights per week to San Francisco from December, ramping up to six flights per week in January 2016. www.qantas.com.au