US Airways and Avianca announce new bilateral codeshare agreement

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways and Avianca today announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

US Airways and Avianca announce new bilateral codeshare agreement

TEMPE, Ariz. – US Airways and Avianca today announced a new bilateral codeshare agreement after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The airline also announced an expansion of its codeshare with TACA. US Airways customers will enjoy new access to destinations throughout Colombia with Avianca and expanded access in Central and South America with TACA, along with the convenience of a single-ticket purchase for a seamless travel experience and the ability to redeem status Dividend Miles for travel. Customers traveling on Avianca and TACA will also receive expanded access to the United States. Both Avianca and TACA are subsidiaries of AviancaTaca Holdings.

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“US Airways’ new codeshare agreement with Avianca and expansion with TACA will provide our customers with expanded travel options and additional ways to earn and redeem status Dividend Miles,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, Marketing and Planning. “With a long-standing relationship with Taca as a Star Alliance and codeshare partner, we look forward to enhancing this relationship with Avianca.”

“Through the expansion of this agreement we can deliver more travel options for our passengers, as well as better serve US Airways customers flying on our route network,” said Alex Benitez, AviancaTaca’s vice president, Planning, Network and Alliances. “We are driven by a strong focus on our clients’ needs and look to take actions that improve client satisfaction.”

US Airways customers will be able to connect to the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin on Avianca. Conversely, Avianca customers in these cities will have access to US Airways’ hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and the airline’s focus city at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. All fights are available for sale starting Dec. 21 on www.usairways.com for travel beginning Jan. 7, 2013. Specific connection information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on Avianca
New Connections for Avianca Customers on US Airways

To Bogota, Colombia (BOG) from:
To Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National (DCA) from:

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL)
New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK)
Orlando, Fla. (MCO)
FLL
MCO

To Medellin, Colombia (MDE) from:
To Philadelphia (PHL) from:

JFK
Miami (MIA)
FLL
MIA

To Barranquilla, Colombia (BAQ) from:
To Charlotte, N.C. (CLT) from:

MIA
FLL
JFK
MIA
MCO

To Cali, Colombia (CLO) from:
To Phoenix (PHX) from:

MIA
FLL
JFK

To Cartagena, Colombia (CTG) from:

MIA

US Airways will also be expanding its codeshare with TACA. With the expansion US Airways customers will now able to reach San Salvador, El Salvador and Guatemala City, Guatemala. TACA customers will have access to the US Airways’ hub cities. Specific codeshare information is as follows:

New Connections for US Airways Customers on TACA
New Connections for TACA Customers on US Airways

To Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) and San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) from:
To Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix from:

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
ORD

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