7. March 2011 11:08
To boost the passengers’ traffic on the Canadian and US carriers WestJet Airlines and American Airlines recently signed the codeshare agreement. The agreement will allow the two airlines to exchange airline codes on each other’s flights.
The new agreement came after the two airlines signed an interline agreement last October that allowed an easy transfers between the flights. The agreement will allow the passengers especially business passengers to easily book connecting flights through one carrier.
WestJet has been in a process of moving a step further to boost revenue from the low-budget airline roots. The airline is now targeting the business travel segment, which was being dominated by its rival Air Canada.
The codeshare agreement will facilitate the American customers who will now be able to connect to 20 Canadian cities, which are on the WestJet network and are not currently served by American or regional partner American Eagle.
The WestJet passengers will be benefited as they will also be able to connect easily with American flights to Chicago and Boston initially from Canada. The agreement will gradually cover the rest of American network in the near future.