Qantas to Expand North American and European Networks

Dépèche transmise le 18 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Qantas to Expand North American and European Networks

Qantas to Expand North American and European Networks

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qantas today announced it would further expand its North American and European networks via codeshares with oneworld partner airlines American Airlines and Iberia.

Qantas Airways Senior Executive Vice President, The Americas and Pacific, Wally R. Mariani, A.M., said Qantas and Iberia would work together for the first time, while Qantas and American Airlines would grow their existing codeshare relationship which had been in place since 1989.

  • From June 17, 2009 Qantas will codeshare on select 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 July 15, 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 North America, Europe and Australia,” Mr. Mariani said.

“Qantas operates in its own right to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Honolulu,” Mr. Mariani said. “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.

“The new relationship with Iberia will complement our existing British Airways codeshare services to Madrid from London and also offer customers an alternative routing via Frankfurt.”

Qantas currently operates up to 35 services per week between the U.K. and Germany and Australia, and with oneworld partners, offers codeshare connections to 23 destinations in the U.K. and Europe. Iberia will be offering flights to Australia under its own code on Qantas operated services for the first time.

Qantas Frequent Flyer program members will be able to earn points on all of the new codeshare services.

About Qantas

The Qantas A380 features aircraft interiors designed by internationally renowned industrial designer and Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson. Providing more than 40 flights per week from the U.S., Qantas offers more than 30 non-stop flights from Los Angeles (to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland), five from San Francisco, a daily direct service from JFK and three from Honolulu. A leader in in-flight entertainment, all Qantas mainland departures feature on demand video and audio selections for movies, TV programs, radio and games in all classes.

For more information about Qantas, visit the web site at qantas.com.

* Subject to regulatory approval

Business Wire

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