WestJet and British Airlines Enter Into Codeshare Agreement
WestJet announced a codeshare agreement with British Airways. The deal enables British Airways to sell and market WestJet flights, and allows the BA code to be placed on select WetJet flights that connect from Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto to Ottowa, Edmonton, and Victoria.
The agreement with British Airways is the eighth codeshare arrangement that the Canadian airline has entered into, and follows an interline agreement between the two companies that was announced in October 2010. WestJet already has codeshare agreements in place with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM, and Korean Air, and has 20 interline pacts.
WestJet operates a fleet of 99 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and has scheduled deliveries for 36 more. The company also plans to add a low-cost regional airline in 2013.