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Spanner in the works for WestJet’s cross-border expansion as Southwest codeshare delayed

28-May-2009

Dallas-based US LCC Southwest has announced that it would delay the proposed cross-border codeshare agreement with WestJet, thus delaying WestJet's expansion into the US market. The issue of codesharing had caused some concern among Southwest pilots, who imposed restrictions on the American carrier's percentage of codeshare operations in their recently concluded salary negotiations. [1133 words]

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  • New GDS and FFP implementation delayed
  • And some irritation in the Canadian backyard
  • Air Canada's future under a cloud - what then for WestJet?
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