Air Canada and fellow Star Alliance partner
Spanair have signed a codeshare agreement that expands their
networks between popular business and leisure destinations in
Canada and Spain.
This follows the re-introduction on May 1,
2009 by Air Canada of non-stop flights between Toronto and Madrid,
the only scheduled service between Canada and Spain.
"Our agreement with Air Canada strengthens the Star Alliance
offering from Spain, directly connecting several destinations in
Spain to and from points in Canada and provides a unique travel
experience to our customers," said Sergio Allard, Chief
Commercial Officer at Spanair.
Customers of both airlines
benefit from simplified bookings, seamless connections on a single
ticket, baggage check-through to final destination, and other Star
Alliance benefits such as reciprocal travel reward redemption and
accumulation that counts towards top tier status.
codeshare agreement, Air Canada's network has expanded to serve
six destinations in Spain on codeshare flights designated by the
AC code that are operated by Spanair between Madrid and:
Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Alicante, Bilbao and
Spanair customers in turn, benefit from an expanded
network including non-stop codeshare service designated by the JK
code between Madrid and Toronto, operated by Air Canada, with
convenient connections in Toronto to and from: Montreal, Calgary
Both carriers thus offer services between popular
destinations in Canada and Spain, each one using its own code
throughout the entire itinerary.
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