14. March 2011 09:48
Oneworld partner American Airlines and Qantas Airways recently announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement. According to the revised agreement more destinations from North America and Australia will be added to the airlines network.
Under the codeshare deal 28 new North American destinations from American Airlines Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport hub will now be covered by Qantas Airways. Similarly, American Airline will operate its flights over the Qantas route from Brisbane to Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne and Perth.
Qantas will also codeshare the flights with American Airlines over its new four-times-a-week direct flight service between Sydney and Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport. The new route will also provide easy access to Australia.
Members of American Airlines AAdvantage and Qantas Frequent Flyer will greatly benefit from this codeshare agreement as they will be able to earn and redeem miles while traveling through the combined network.
“With the addition of 28 new codeshare cities, Qantas’ network out of DFW will total 54 destinations when we commence services in May, providing unprecedented choice and convenience for Australians visiting the USA. Similarly, the Australian tourism industry will have the opportunity to tap into a huge market of potential US visitors,” said Rob Gurney, Qantas Airlines group executive.