American Airlines and Alaska Airlines report the two airlines are strengthening their relationship by adding new codeshare routes that will offer customers more choices and benefits when traveling throughout the United States. The codeshare flights are available for purchase today for travel beginning Feb. 7, 2013.
The codeshare expansion will allowAmerican to place its code on 22 new Alaska routes that provide Bay Area travelers with access to Hawaii and will increase the options for transcontinental flights for travelers in the Pacific Northwest and San Diego to Boston, Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla.
Under the agreement, Alaska will place its code on 19 American routes, which will provide better access for Alaska customers on flights between Los Angeles and U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Orlando and Houston. Additionally, Alaska customers will gain better access between the Pacific Northwest and 11 new cities throughout Texas via American's Dallas/Fort Worth hub. In all, Alaska customers will gain access to 13 new destinations.
"The relationship American has with Alaska is strategically important to us as it expands our reach along the West Coast, providing our customers with access to destinations beyond our network," said Kurt Stache, American's vice president – strategic alliances.
American and Alaska already have an established frequent flier program relationship in place allowing members to earn and redeem miles on each other's flights.