American Airlines, Alaska Air Expand Partnership with New International Routes

By Paul Riegler on 13 February 2020
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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced a new West Coast-focused alliance, new international routes, and Alaska’s intention to join the oneworld alliance next year.

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As part of the new partnership, American will introduce new service from Seattle to Bangalore, India, in October 2020, as well as new service from Seattle to London that will commence in March 2021.

The two airlines said they plan to continue with their domestic codeshare partnership and expand it to include the new international routes from Seattle as well as new and exiting routes from Seattle and Los Angeles.  It was originally supposed to be reduced next month.

Alaska said that the partnership will allow it to continue on an independent course.

“This West Coast international alliance enables Alaska’s continued independent growth,” said the airline’s chief commercial officer, Andrew Harrison.

Members of both airlines’ frequent-flyer programs will be able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines and will receive elite status reciprocity and lounge access.

 

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