United Airlines, Air China Increase Codesharing Routes
United Airlines announced that it expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Air China.
Under the expansion, United will be allowed to place its code on 10 domestic Air China-operated flights, including service from Beijing to Mianyang, Taiyuan, Sanya, Shanghai Hongqiao, Yinchuan, Xining, Liuzhou, Haikou, and Lanzhou, as well as service from Shanghai Pudong to Yinchuan.
Meanwhile, Air China will be able to place its code on 12 domestic United routes, which include flights between Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth, Cleveland, Tucson, San Antonio, Newark, and Seattle; San Francisco and both Salt Lake City and Austin; Washington Dulles and both Columbus and Tampa; and Houston and both Tampa and Nashville.
The new agreement will bring the number of codesharing routes between the airlines to over 110.
United Airlines and Air China first began codesharing in 2003 and are both members of Star Alliance.
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