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Cathay Pacific and WestJet expand services through new codeshare

5-Oct-2010 8:49 AM

Cathay Pacific and WestJet confirmed (04-Oct-2010) plans to commence a new codeshare arrangement with immediate effect, providing passengers with a wider choice and greater connectivity when travelling between Hong Kong and Canada. Bookings for the codeshare are now open for travel from 20-Oct-2010. Under the new arrangement, Cathay Pacific's "CX" code will be placed on WestJet services between Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg and the Hong Kong carrier's two Canadian gateways, Toronto and Vancouver. [more]

Meanwhile, WestJet Executive Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Hugh Dunleavy, stated the carrier will not announce any more codeshare agreements in 2010 due to the extra strain placed on staff during the busy Christmas season (Reuters, 04-Oct-2010).