WestJet and China Eastern Airlines launch code-share partnership

CALGARY, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in mainland China. Tickets are available today for flights starting on July 1, 2012.

This code-share agreement allows China Eastern Airlines to market and distribute WestJet-operated flights by placing its "MU" flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights within North America.

"We are very pleased to announce this code-share relationship with China Eastern Airlines," said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. "China Eastern is a high-quality airline and this code-share is an important step in our strategy to welcome on board new guests from around the world."

In addition to China Eastern Airlines, WestJet has code-share agreements with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's favourite airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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