Agreement links WestJet's network with Delta's global reach
CALGARY and ATLANTA, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - WestJet and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced the immediate start of an interline agreement.
This agreement allows WestJet and Delta customers to purchase connecting flights on one ticket, receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in, and tag bags through to their final destination.
Passengers now can connect between WestJet and Delta flights at more than 25 gateways in Canada and the United States.
"This news today demonstrates that we continue to deliver on our strategic plan to establish partnerships with airlines from around the world," said Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Planning. "Delta is an established, worldwide airline, and this interline agreement will open yet another channel for guests from around the globe to connect to WestJet's network."
"Delta is pleased that its customers now have easy access to WestJet's extensive Canadian network as well as WestJet's trans-border services between Canada and the United States," said Charlie Pappas, Delta's vice president of Alliances.
Seats are on sale immediately via most Delta ticketing channels.
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 93 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 42 aircraft through 2017, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 357 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
For further information: WestJet Media Relations, Robert Palmer, 1-888-954-6397, firstname.lastname@example.org; Delta Corporate Communications, 404-715-2554, email@example.com, http://news.delta.com