Qantas is expanding its European and North
American networks via codeshare agreements with oneworld partner
airlines Iberia and American Airlines.
From 17 June, Qantas will codeshare on
selected American Airlines operated flights to Atlanta,
Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Tampa, Cincinnati, New Orleans
and Memphis, connecting with existing Qantas codeshare flights
from Los Angeles and San Francisco via American Airlines’ Dallas
and Chicago hubs.
From 15 July 2009, Qantas will codeshare on
Iberia services to Madrid via Frankfurt and London, while the
Spanish carrier will place its code on Qantas services from
Frankfurt and London to Sydney.
“These new codeshares, with two of our oneworld
alliance partners, will provide Qantas customers with more travel
options between Europe, North America and Australia,” said Group
Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Mr Rob Gurney.
“The new relationship with Iberia will
complement our existing British Airways codeshare services to
Madrid from London, but also offer customers an alternative
routing via Frankfurt.”
Qantas currently operates up to 35 services per
week between the UK and Germany and Australia, and with oneworld
partners, offers codeshare connections to 23 destinations in the
UK and Europe.
Iberia will be offering flights to Australia,
under its own code on Qantas operated services, for the first
“Qantas operates in its own right to Los
Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Honolulu,” Mr Gurney added.
“Adding eight destinations in partnership with
American Airlines will grow our North American network to 42
cities – 36 in the United States and six in Canada.”
Qantas Frequent Flyer program members will be
able to earn points on all of the new codeshare services.
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