British Airways has expanded their partnership with Alaska Air with a new codeshare agreement. The two airlines already had a partnership with their respective frequent flyer programs. The new codeshare deal will go into effect from November 23rd.
Customers will now be able to book connecting flights on Alaska Air routes at ba.com, to seven destinations on the West Coast of America, and three in Hawaii.
Customers can connect on the following flights:
· from Seattle to Honolulu, Kona and Kahului
· from Seattle, San Francisco and San Jose (California) to Portland
· from Seattle to Salt Lake City, Boise, Fairbanks and Spokane
· from San Jose to Santa Ana
Commenting on the news Alex Cruz, BA’s CEO said: “British Airways and Alaska have been frequent flyer program partners for more than 15 years but we are delighted to forge close ties and extend this partnership further. The codeshare will make onward connections to Alaska’s vast network of destinations seamless, from the booking process through to flying and will open up the picturesque beaches of Hawaii, Salt Lake City’s ski slopes and the tech hub of Santa Ana.
“Not only will this mean leisure customers have more holiday hotspot to choose from, but this is also fantastic news for business travelers opening up US cities that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK.”