Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet announced that they have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airlines placing its HX marketing code on WestJet operated flights. The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year.
Mr. Li Dianchun, Hong Kong Airlines Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “Our newly launched daily service between Hong Kong and Vancouver has been a great success, and this codeshare agreement with WestJet, which extends our network in Canada beyond Vancouver, towards Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto, is the logical next step. Passengers flying with Hong Kong Airlines can now enjoy a seamless connection experience onto a WestJet flight.”
“We welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest codeshare partner, and congratulate them on their inaugural service to Vancouver in June of this year,” said Mr. Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice President Commercial. “This codeshare agreement provides guests on both sides of the Pacific more choice and opportunity to experience excellent service and travel globally. We look forward to welcoming Hong Kong Airline’s guests on board, and providing them with our caring WestJet service.”
Hong Kong Airlines daily Hong Kong-Vancouver service will allow guests to connect onto select WestJet flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. Tickets can be purchased via travel agents, or Hong Kong Airline’s sales offices and call centers.
Details on the codeshare flights between Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet for September/October 2017:
About Hong Kong Airlines
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines is a full-service airline firmly rooted in Hong Kong. It has grown remarkably in just ten years with a wide destination network, covering close to 40 major cities across the Asia Pacific region and North America, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa, and the newly launched Vancouver route in June in 2017.
The Company has also signed codeshare agreements with 18 codeshare and 76 interline partners respectively. The current operating fleet is made up of 35 Airbus aircraft, consisting of 31 passenger aircraft and 4 freighters. With an average age of 5.0 years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Hong Kong Airlines has been awarded the internationally acclaimed four-star rating from Skytrax since 2011. It was also the winner for Asia’s Leading Inflight Service in World Travel Awards 2015.
WestJet is proud to be named best airline in Canada, and one of the best low-cost airlines in North America, based on authentic reviews from the traveling public on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. WestJet is one of the few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with regional partner WestJet Encore, WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe, and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to over 60 destinations, with a choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos, and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages, and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacation packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Members Exclusive fares, offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout the entire network, including partner airlines.
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