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WestJet announces code-share with China Airlines

October 9, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Airlines (CI), allowing the carrier to begin marketing and selling WestJet-operated flights. Code-share designations will be available on select WestJet flights from Vancouver and Los Angeles. Bookings can be made through China Airlines or a travel agency.

“We are very excited to announce a code-share partnership with WestJet’s oldest interline partner,” said Chris Avery, Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances, and Corporate Development. “Just a few years ago, WestJet’s agreement with China Airlines laid the groundwork for future interline and code-share agreements as part of our airline partnership strategy. With 38 partnerships now in place, we continue to bring top-quality airlines on board, along with more services to market for the business traveller. The success of this combined strategy plays a part in WestJet’s consistently strong results, and this announcement underscores our efforts.”

“China Airlines began flying to Canada in 2000 and offers daily non-stop flights from Taipei to Vancouver,” said China Airlines’ spokesperson Jeffrey Kuo. “We are thrilled to expand our reach in Canada with WestJet’s code-share service.”

This is the twelfth code-share agreement for WestJet. Since 2011, WestJet has initiated code-shares with American Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Korean Air and Qantas. Additionally, WestJet has 26 interline relationships, further connecting passengers world-wide to WestJet’s network.

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