Delta and WestJet Move Forward with Transborder Joint Venture

By Jesse Sokolow on 19 July 2018
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DSC_0915 (1)Delta Air Lines and WestJet announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a transborder joint venture for flights between and in the United States and Canada.

“With WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important transborder market,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO.

The two carriers already have a codeshare partnership and the joint venture was first announced in December 2017.

The joint venture will allow the two carriers to coordinate flight schedules, as well as expanded codesharing on the carriers’ existing networks in the United States and Canada.

In addition, reciprocal benefits for top tier members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs will continue to be available, a practice the two carriers began in December 2014.

The two airlines said that the deal will allow them to compete “more effectively” against other carriers.

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