FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines and Fiji-based Air Pacific have signed a new codeshare agreement that will give American’s customers more travel options throughout the South Pacific and Air Pacific customers easier access to major business centers in the United States.
Pending U.S. government approval, expected within the next 30 to 60 days, American will place its code on Air Pacific flights in the following markets: Los Angeles-Nadi, Honolulu-Nadi, and Nadi-Suva while Air Pacific will place its code on nearly 20 new destinations to cities flown from American’s Los Angeles cornerstone hub.
“This new codeshare relationship will give our customers seamless connecting opportunities to new destinations in the South Pacific,” said Kenji Hashimoto, American’s Vice President – Strategic Alliances. “We look forward to working with our latest partner, Air Pacific, in providing even more travel options for all of our customers.”
“Air Pacific is delighted to join forces with American Airlines to offer our customers a world-class gateway to nearly 20 American cities. This codeshare relationship will bring new and returning travelers to the idyllic islands of Fiji, one of the most pristine and popular vacation destinations in the South Pacific,” said David Pflieger, Air Pacific’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a ‘win-win’: Air Pacific’s customers have the opportunity to earn AAdvantage® miles on all Air Pacific flights, and American’s customers can use their AAdvantage miles on all Air Pacific routes to enjoy our renowned Fijian hospitality, including complimentary inflight meals, drinks, entertainment, our Nadi airport lounge facilities, and express lanes through customs and immigration for our Business (Tabua) Class passengers,” Pflieger added.