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.
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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