British Airways has recently extended its codeshare agreement with Canada’s second-largest carrier WestJet. The expanded codeshare pact will now enable UK’s national carrier to place its flight code on WestJet operated flights on nine domestic routes during the upcoming winter schedule.
Media reports said that British Airways customers will be able to travel to Canadian destinations on a single ticket effective from October 25, 2015. British Airways flight code to be placed WestJet operated flights include those from Vancouver to Kelowna and Victoria; from Toronto to Saskatoon, Regina, Quebec City, Kelowna and Edmonton; and from Calgary to Saskatoon and Regina.
British Airways had earlier announced that it will launch its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to operate flights to Abu Dhabi and Muscat from November this year. The airline will also launch its new Dreamliner for operating flights to Austin from London in February 2016.
Meanwhile, WestJet will also be launching its flights to London Gatwick from Calgary to be operated during the summer 2016 schedule. The airline said that it will start operating five-time weekly service between Calgary and London Gatwick effective from May 6, 2016. The airline will also start offering daily flights to London Gatwick from Toronto, and six-time weekly flights to London Gatwick to Vancouver as well starting from the same day.
A spokesperson of WestJet said that the airline has also decided to launch twice-weekly flights to London Gatwick from Edmonton, a once-weekly service between London Gatwick and Winnipeg, and daily flights between London Gatwick and St. John’s Newfoundland. The flights on these routes will start operating from May 7, 2016.