Entries in codeshare (21)

Saturday
Sep112010

Delta and Hawaiian agree to codeshare flights

Starting next Wednesday, September 15, Delta Air Lines customers will be able to connect seamlessly to the inter-island network of Hawaiian Airlines.  This agreement expands upon a previous agreement which allows customers of each of the two airlines to redeem frequent flier miles with the other airline.  Flights which are part of the codeshare agreement will be available for purchase through Delta's website "and other ticketing channels" starting September 12.  Delta's managing director for alliances seemed particularly pleased with the upcoming alliance, according to a press release posted to the websites of both airlines.

The airline that became Delta Air Lines began flying passengers in 1929.  Delta relocated to Atlanta in 1941, and operates its largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (IATA: ATL; ICAO: KATL).  It became the world’s largest airline by passengers carried when its merger with Northwest Airlines was completed earlier this year.  Hawaiian Airlines was founded in 1929 as Inter-island Airways.  The airline changed its name to Hawaiian Airlines in 1941.  Its main offices are in Honolulu, the Hawaiian state capital.  Its largest hub is at Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL; ICAO: PHNL).

related stories

Aegean and Continental agree to codeshare flights (August 26, 2010)

Turkish Airlines and US Airways codeshare effective September 1 (August 12, 2010)

Brussels Airlines and Continental Airlines codeshare (August 7, 2010)

American and JetBlue launch partnership at JFK and Logan (July 20, 2010)

BA-Iberia merger approved by the EU (July 14, 2010)

Alitalia joins network of Air France/KLM and Delta (July 5, 2010)

Qantas and China Eastern codeshare more flights (June 25, 2010)

JAL and AA take another step toward anti-trust immunity (June 24, 2010)

United Airlines and Jet Airways agree to codeshare (June 18, 2010)

original stories

Delta, Hawaiian Airlines sign codeshare agreement (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Hawaiian, Delta Sign Codeshare Agreement (Delta Air Lines)

Hawaiian, Delta Sign Codeshare Agreement - Delta customers gain seamless connections with Hawaiian Islands for the first time (Hawaiian Airlines)

Thursday
Sep092010

Finnair will buy 20 percent of Finnish Commuter Airlines

Finnair, the national airline of Finland, has announced plans to buy a 20 percent share of an associated regional airline called Finnish Commuter Airlines (often called "Finncomm").  It will also buy all the stock in the company that owns the 14 aircraft operated by Finnish Commuter Airlines.  The deal will be finalized later this year.  Through Finnish Commuter Airlines, customers of Finnair have access to a number of smaller nearby European cities, including Stuttgart, Germany since August 18.

Moreover, Finnair and Finncomm have reached a codeshare agreement on how to handle short-range flights this coming winter.  Finncomm will fly a number of domestic routes, and also fly between Helsinki and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.  According to Finnair's press release, this agreement superscedes the one previously made with the British low-cost, short-range carrier FlyBe Limited.

Finnair was founded in 1923, and operates 66 aircraft to 66 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America as of the time of this post.  Its main offices are located in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, and its largest hub is at Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL; ICAO: EFHK) in Helsinki.

Finnish Commuter Airlines was founded in 1993, and operates 14 aircraft to 20 destinations, all of which are in Europe.  Its offices are located in Ilmajoki, in the province of Western Finland.  Its largest hub is at Seinajoki Airport (IATA: SJY; ICAO: EFSI), in Ilmajoki.

original stories

Finnair to Buy 20% Stake In Finnish Commuter Airlines (Wall Street Journal)

Finnair and Finncomm Airlines continue their cooperation (Finnair)

Thursday
Aug262010

Aegean and Continental agree to codeshare flights

Starting this week, Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines will each place their codeshare symbol on a limited number of each other's flights.  According to the codeshare agreement, United States-based Continental Airlines will place its codeshare symbol (CO) on routes flown by Aegean Airlines between Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens (IATA: ATH; ICAO: LGAV), and six destinations within Greece.  Those six domestic destinations are Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, and Chania.

Also according to the codeshare agreement, Aegean Airlines will place its codeshare symbol (A3) on routes flown by Continental Airlines between Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey (IATA: EWR; ICAO: KEWR) and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (often called "Athens International Airport").  "Pending government approval," Aegean Airlines will also place its codeshare symbol on routes flown by Continental between Liberty International and Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG; ICAO: LFPG) in Paris, and also between Liberty International and Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (IATA: FCO; ICAO: LIRF) in Rome.

Both airlines are members of the Star Alliance.

Aegean Airlines was formed in 1987 as Aegean Aviation.  It was renamed Aegean Airlines when it began regularly scheduled passenger services in 1999.  Aegean flies a fleet of 28 aircraft to 44 destinations on the continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia.  It operates a hub at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens.  It operates secondary hubs at Heraklion International Airport (IATA: HER; ICAO: LGIR) on Crete, and Thessaloniki International Airport (IATA: SKG; ICAO: LGTS).  Its main offices are located in a suburb of Athens called Kifissia.

Continental Airlines was founded in 1931 in El Paso, Texas, as Varney Speed Lines.  It began flying passengers three years later.  Continental flies to destinations on five of the six permanently inhabited continents.  The airline plans to commence service to Africa next spring when it will add the Egyptian capital Cairo, and the Nigerian capital Lagos, to its network.  It operates hubs in Houston, Texas; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; and on the American-owned Pacific island of Guam.  Continental has agreed to merge with Chicago, Illinois-based United Airlines, to create what would become the world's largest airline in "revenue passenger miles."

related stories

Turkish Airlines and US Airways codeshare effective September 1 (August 12, 2010)

Brussels Airlines and Continental Airlines codeshare (August 7, 2010)

American and JetBlue launch partnership at JFK and Logan (July 20, 2010)

BA-Iberia merger approved by the EU (July 14, 2010)

Alitalia joins network of Air France/KLM and Delta (July 5, 2010)

Qantas and China Eastern codeshare more flights (June 25, 2010)

JAL and AA take another step toward anti-trust immunity (June 24, 2010)

United Airlines and Jet Airways agree to codeshare (June 18, 2010)

Malév and Etihad sign a codeshare deal (June 9, 2010)

original stories

Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to start codeshare flights (Aegean Airlines)

Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to start codeshare flights (Continental Airlines)

Thursday
Aug122010

Turkish Airlines and US Airways codeshare effective September 1

Starting September 1, Turkish Airlines will begin a codeshare agreement with US Airways.  According to the agreement, US Airways will place its codeshare symbol (US) onto Turkish Airlines flights between Ataturk International Airport near Istanbul (IATA: IST; ICAO: LTBA), and three European destinations served by Turkish Airlines.  Those three are Munich and Frankfurt in Germany, and Zurich in Switzerland.

US Airways will also place its codeshare symbol onto Turkish Airlines flights between Ataturk International and Kennedy International in the New York borough of Queens (IATA; JFK; ICAO: KJFK), and O’Hare International northwest of Chicago, Illinois (IATA: ORD; ICAO: KORD), both in the United States.

Within the Republic of Turkey, US Airways will also place its codeshare symbol onto Turkish Airlines flights between Ataturk International and the domestic destinations of Adana, Ankara (the national capital), Antalya, and Izmir.

In return, air travelers with Turkish Airlines will “gain access to Charlotte (IATA: CLT; ICAO: KCLT), Philadelphia (IATA: PHL: ICAO: KPHL), and Phoenix (IATA: PHX; ICAO: KPHX) via US Airways, flying from Frankfurt (IATA: FRA; ICAO: EDDF), Munich (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM), Zurich (IATA: ZRH; ICAO: LSZH), Chicago, and New York,” according to the press release posted to the Turkish Airlines official website.

Turkish Airlines was formed in 1933.  As of this post, it flies to 161 destinations with 142 aircraft.  Its largest hub is Ataturk International Airport in the Yesilkoy neighborhood of Istanbul, on the western side of the city.  The airline’s main offices are located very near the airport.

The earliest direct predecessor to US Airways was called All American Aviation, and was founded by the du Pont family in 1939.   After a series of name changes, it settled upon US Air in 1979.  It re-branded itself as US Airways in 1997.  US Airways maintains hubs in the American cities of Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.  Moreover, Washington, D.C. is a focus city for the airline, through Reagan National Airport (IATA; DCA; ICAO: KDCA) just south of the central business sector of Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Virginia.  The airline’s main offices are in Tempe, Arizona.

related stories

Brussels Airlines and Continental Airlines codeshare (August 7, 2010)

American and JetBlue launch partnership at JFK and Logan (July 20, 2010)

BA-Iberia merger approved by the EU (July 14, 2010)

Alitalia joins network of Air France/KLM and Delta (July 5, 2010)

Qantas and China Eastern codeshare more flights (June 25, 2010)

JAL and AA take another step toward anti-trust immunity (June 24, 2010)

United Airlines and Jet Airways agree to codeshare (June 18, 2010)

Malév and Etihad sign a codeshare deal (June 9, 2010)

The United-Continental merger is not yet a sure thing (May 19, 2010)

original story (Turkish Airlines)

Saturday
Aug072010

Brussels Airlines and Continental Airlines codeshare

Starting Monday, the Belgian air carrier Brussels Airlines will commence a codeshare agreement with the American-based carrier Continental Airlines.  According to the codeshare agreement, Continental Airlines will place its codeshare symbol (CO) on routes flown by Brussels Airlines between Brussels and nine other destinations in Europe; and also on routes flown by Brussels Airlines between the Belgian capital and twelve destinations in Africa.

Meanwhile, according to the codeshare agreement, Brussels Airlines will for its part, place its codeshare symbol (SN) on Continental's daily flights (one in each direction) between the Belgian capital and Continental's hub in the New York metropolitan area, Liberty International Airport near Newark, New Jersey (IATA: EWR; ICAO: KEWR).  Brussels Airlines will also place its codeshare symbol on flights operated by Continental between Liberty International and five domestic destinations.  Those five are, alphabetically, Cleveland, Ohio (a Continental hub); Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Houston, Texas (location of the carrier's headquarters); and Orlando, Florida.

Brussels Airlines was formed in 2006 and commenced operations the following year.  The highest-profile airline based in Germany, Lufthansa, owns a 45 percent share in Brussels Airlines.  The airline is headquartered in the Belgian town of Diegem, in Flemish Brabant, a province in the center of the country which completely surrounds the capital city.  The airline's largest hub is at National Airport in Brussels (IATA: BRU; ICAO: EBBR).

The company that eventually became Continental Airlines was founded in 1931 in El Paso, Texas.  It commenced operations three years later.  It is a publicly owned airline whose stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Earlier this year, Continental Airlines signed an agreement to merge with the Chicago, Illinois-based carrier United Airlines.

related stories

American and JetBlue launch partnership at JFK and Logan (July 20, 2010)

BA-Iberia merger approved by the EU (July 14, 2010)

Alitalia joins network of Air France/KLM and Delta (July 5, 2010)

Qantas and China Eastern codeshare more flights (June 25, 2010)

JAL and AA take another step toward anti-trust immunity (June 24, 2010)

United Airlines and Jet Airways agree to codeshare (June 18, 2010)

Malév and Etihad sign a codeshare deal (June 9, 2010)

The United-Continental merger is not yet a sure thing (May 19, 2010)

Two airlines looking for awards in Hamburg next week made a deal (May 12, 2010)

United and Continental will probably merge (May 3, 2010)

original story (Continental Airlines)