American Airlines announced it has received approval from United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and Ecuadorean authorities for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation with LAN Ecuador.
The agreement, which will also strengthen the oneworld alliance, will provide customers of both airlines more choices and greater connectivity when traveling between the United States and Ecuador and across each airline’s global network with sales starting today and travel starting January 9.
This codeshare relationship will allow American to place its code on LAN Ecuador flights, and LAN to place its code on American Airlines flights. The placement of American’s code on LAN Ecuador flights will provide American’s customers seamless connecting service to three new cities in Ecuador not currently served by American.
At the same time, placing LAN Ecuador codes on American Airlines flights will offer LAN customers new destinations in the U.S. such as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
Additionally, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program and LAN’s frequent flyer program, LANPASS, will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights, providing customers another benefit of the enhanced relationship. The two airlines are exploring other ways to augment their cooperation to provide passengers more choices and benefits when traveling throughout North and South America.