Delta, Alaska Air to Terminate Long-Time Partnership

By Jesse Sokolow on 19 December 2016
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Mount Rainier near Seattle

Mount Rainier near Seattle

Once close partners Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines said they will officially terminate their frequent-flier and codeshare partnerships at the end of April.

The two airlines made almost simultaneous announcements early Monday with the news.

Delta and Alaska had begun to wind down their relationship in recent years as Delta moved to build up its own hub in Seattle, Alaska’s home turf. Last week, Alaska got the green light to acquire Virgin America, making it the fifth largest airline in the United States.

While the two will no longer offer any codeshares, they will keep their interline agreement in place, which will allow them to continue to offer customers ticketing and baggage connectivity.

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