WestJet expands code-share with AA

New cities now available via American Airlines' Dallas-Fort Worth hub

CALGARY, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will begin code-sharing on American Airlines flights to 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth in conjunction with WestJet's new, non-stop service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth launching April 29, 2013.  WestJet and American Airlines together will provide three round-trip flights per day between the two cities.

The WestJet code has now been added on American Airlines-operated routes connecting through Dallas-Fort Worth to Albuquerque, N.M., Austin, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., Charlotte, N.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Orlando, Fla., Miami, Fla., New Orleans, La., Oklahoma City, Okla., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., San Antonio, Texas, St. Louis, Mo., Tampa Bay, Fla., and Tulsa, Okla.

"Our airline partnership strategy continues to grow, offering guests additional opportunities to connect throughout WestJet's world and beyond," said Chris Avery, Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "The addition of 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth greatly increases connectivity for both WestJet and American Airlines guests, opening new markets for business travellers in particular."

Two new destinations out of Chicago will also be available via the American Airlines partnership. Flights out of Chicago to Charlotte, N.C., and Fort Myers, Fla., will also operate under the code-share agreement.

Check out the Destination guides on WestJet.com for great overviews, photos and information on these new destinations.

With airline partnerships and upcoming launch of WestJet Encore, WestJet's network from Calgary International Airport continues to grow and offer travellers more non-stop flights and greater connectivity to more cities than ever before. With the addition of 16 new cities beyond Dallas-Fort Worth, WestJet guests departing from Calgary International Airport can now fly to a total of 50 unique destinations in the United States via our code-share agreement with American Airlines.

Also as part of WestJet's agreement with American Airlines, members of WestJet Rewards can earn WestJet dollars on flights operated by American Airlines and its affiliates, American Eagle and AmericanConnection. The agreement provides WestJet Rewards members with the ability to accumulate WestJet dollars faster, especially those guests flying within American's extensive worldwide network of destinations, including North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Pacific. Members can book flights directly with American Airlines or through their preferred travel agent and earn WestJet dollars when they add their WestJet Rewards identification number to the booking.

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