British Airways, the UK based airline, will be partnering with Canada-based low-cost carrier, Westjet.
The airline is currently offering code sharing on flights from Toronto, Calgary and Montreal, to Ottawa, Edmonton and Victoria. Passengers flying to Toronto, Calgary and Montreal airports in Canada will be flying with the airline from UK destinations, predominantly London Heathrow Airport. The customers of both airlines will be able to book fares on each other’s websites and receive frequent flyer miles on code-shared routes.
Lynne Embleton, the director of strategy and business units for British Airways, said, ‘Our partnership with WestJet is great news for our customers. It will enable easier travel from Canada’s gateway cities to destinations that have been more difficult to access from the UK.’
Bob Cummings, the executive vice-president, sales, marketing and guest experience, at WestJet, said, ‘We are very pleased to announce our code-share relationship with British Airways. 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’ code-share guests on board our WestJet flights. The launch of this new code-share represents another strategically significant milestone for WestJet.
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.’
British Airways is one of the founding members of the oneworld alliance of airlines. The airline and its affiliates offer a network of around 170 destinations in 80 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The airline has code sharing with oneworld member airlines, as well as with Aer Lingus, Flybe, Loganair and Meridiana.