WestJet codeshares with British Airways

A Canadian low-cost carrier which offers flights between Grand Cayman and Toronto has linked up with legacy carrier British Airways.

This enables British Airways to market and sell WestJet-operated flights through Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

“We are very pleased to announce a code-share relationship with British Airways,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet’s executive vice-president, sales, marketing and guest experience. “With an extensive worldwide network, and a reputation for great customer service, British Airways is one of the world’s most iconic airlines. We look forward to welcoming British Airways’ code-share guests on board our WestJet flights.”

Gateway cities

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ director of strategy and business units, said that the partnership would enable easier travel from Canada’s gateway cities to destinations that had been more difficult to access from the United Kingdom.

This is the eighth code-share agreement for WestJet. Since September 2011, WestJet has initiated code-shares with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air.

WestJet also has 20 interline relationships, further connecting world-wide passenger flows to WestJet’s extensive network. WestJet and British Airways previously announced an interline agreement in October 2010.

WestJet flies seasonally once a week to and from the Cayman Islands during the summer months. The service increases to three times a week for high season. British Airways has direct flights to Grand Cayman through Nassau four times a week.

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