US Airways, British Airways Begin Codeshare Agreement
US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last year, announced the launch of a codeshare agreement with its trans-Atlantic joint business partner British Airways. The codeshare will be implemented in separate phases, with the first phase covering almost all of the two airlines’ trans-Atlantic flights.
Under the first phase of the codeshare that began Tuesday, US Airways is able to place its code on British Airways flights to London from 21 cities throughout the United States. In addition, British Airways is allowed to place its code on US Airways-operated flights to Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina, from 17 destinations in Europe.
The remaining flights under the codeshare agreement will be implemented in phases over the course of the next few months. Additional codeshare flights include British Airways flights from London to over 70 destinations throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, as well as US Airways flights to approximately 40 cities in North America and the Caribbean. The two carriers expect to have every codeshare flight in effect by the end of this summer.
In addition, in the near future, US Airways plans to begin new codeshare agreements with Iberia and Finnair, who are also members of the trans-Atlantic joint business venture between US and British Airways.
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