CALGARY, Canada – WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in mainland China. Tickets are available today for flights starting on July 1, 2012.
This code-share agreement allows China Eastern Airlines to market and distribute WestJet-operated flights by placing its “MU” flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights within North America.
“We are very pleased to announce this code-share relationship with China Eastern Airlines,” said John MacLeod, WestJet Vice-President, Network Management and Alliances. “China Eastern is a high-quality airline and this code-share is an important step in our strategy to welcome on board new guests from around the world.”
In addition to China Eastern Airlines, WestJet has code-share agreements with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air.