More than 100 North American destinations to be offered from 25 October.
Qantas has just announced a significant expansion of its existing codeshare arrangements with American Airlines, WestJet and Alaska Airlines, under which the QF code will be placed on 40 additional routes across the US, Canada and Mexico.
The move will see Qantas offer codeshare services on a total of more than 200 routes to over 100 destinations in North America, with QF International ceo Gareth Evans saying it will deliver a more seamless travel experience as well as benefits for Qantas frequent flyers.
“With the launch of our nonstop flights to San Francisco later this year, we’ve identified an opportunity to position this port as another key US hub for Qantas customers, by extending the codeshares we already have in place,” Evans said.
The new Qantas codeshare routes will be available for sale progressively over the next week, and includes flights ex LAX with American Airlines to Charlotte, Columbus, Philadelphia, Phittsburgh and Raleigh Durham in the US as well as Vancouver in Canada. San Francisco codeshare services will include AA flights to Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix as well as Alaska Airlines services to Seattle, Portland and Palm Springs.
There’s also a major expansion of the Qantas codeshare network in Canada, with QF adding codeshares on an additional 25 city pairs in partnership with WestJet, while Mexico services will expand from LAX with AA codeshares to Mexico City, Guadalajara and San Jose de Cabo.
More details in today’s issue of Travel Daily.