WestJet Airlines recently announced a new partnership with Japan Airlines. The Calgary-based carrier has entered into a codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines thus allowing easier access and connectivity for the passengers between the two airlines.
With the new interline deal firmly into place now, the passengers taking Japan Airlines flights to Vancouver will now be able to connect to WestJet Airlines flights to Calgary, Winnipeg, Kelowna, Toronto, Edmonton and Montreal.
The codeshare agreement will now allow both the airlines to sell seats on each other’s aircrafts using the same code. Besides, the customers of both the airlines will able to board connecting flights on a single ticket, get boarding passes for all flight legs at check-in and tag bags through to their final destination.
John MacLeod, Vice President of Network Management of WestJet, said that the new interline deal has proved advantageous and helped the airline to expand its market reach. This agreement has proved to be of quite help to the airlines as its fleet of Boeing737s can’t make long flights to Asia or Europe.
WestJet Airlines is also into codeshare agreements with American Airlines, KLM and Cathay Pacific Airways.