American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways expand codeshare agreement

The American Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced that they are expanding their codeshare agreement. This will help American Airlines add 11 new destinations to its network in the US.

Both the airlines are partners of oneworld, the leading global airline alliance in the world.

Under the agreement, the American Airlines will be able to place Cathay Pacific’s “CX” code on selected domestic flights between O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and nine US cities. These cities include Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis-St Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

Besides, American Airlines Reservations services from Los Angeles to Phoenix and Salt Lake City will also be covered under the new arrangement.

The airline said that the tickets for the new codeshare services are open for sale now for travel commencing September 1, 2011, when Cathay Pacific starts its new daily service between Hong Kong and Chicago.

Expressing his happiness over the new agreement, John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, said, “This is another milestone for Cathay Pacific and our long-term partner American Airlines. Both airlines show great commitment to our customers and this latest arrangement will provide more choices and greater convenience for Cathay Pacific passengers traveling between Hong Kong and the US.”

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