ETW Staff– Mumbai
British Airways and US Airways are launching a codeshare arrangement that will allows British Airways customers access to nearly 40 destinations in North America and the Caribbean. In the reciprocal arrangement, US Airways customers will fly with British Airways to more than 70 destinations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Launched in a phased approach, the codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers’ trans- Atlantic flights.
British Airways customers will be able to book flights on US Airways to Charlotte and Philadelphia from 18 European destinations, for travel from May 14, 2014. Similarly, US Airways customers will benefit when the carrier’s code is placed on British Airways’ flights to London from 21 destinations in North America.
The remaining flights in the codeshare will be implemented in phases, with all destinations to be included by the end of summer.
Steve Ronald, head of alliances, British Airways, said, “Our codeshare arrangement with US Airways, and the addition of its extensive network to our schedule, marks another milestone in our joint business. This is great news for our customers who now have more flexibility when travelling between Europe and the United States.”