Qantas Expands North America Codeshare Services

Sydney, 29 August 2008

Qantas announced today it would grow its North American network with the commencement of expanded codeshare relationships with US carriers Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Qantas Group General Manager Sales and Distribution, Mr Rob Gurney, said the airline would codeshare on Horizon Air services between Los Angeles and Flagstaff (Arizona), Boise (Idaho), Reno (Nevada), and Alaska Airlines services between Honolulu and Seattle (Washington) and Anchorage (Alaska).

"North America remains a key market for Qantas that continues to grow and we are always looking at opportunities to expand our network. We recently added new codeshare destinations operated by American Airlines from Los Angeles to Austin, Nashville, San Jose, Fresno, Santa Barbara and Monterey," Mr Gurney said.

Qantas currently operates 47 return services per week between Australia and the US and from October, will add capacity with the introduction of the A380 from Melbourne and Sydney to Los Angeles.

"The extension of our codeshare partnerships with Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and American Airlines will provide our customers with new itinerary choices and seamless travel to these destinations in the USA."

"Australia is one of the biggest international markets for travel to the Grand Canyon and we are particularly pleased to now offer customers a service to Flagstaff, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon."

"Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air already offer onward connections for Qantas customers from Los Angeles to Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Calgary and from San Francisco to Seattle, Portland and Vancouver."

Qantas now offers codeshare flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York to 25 cities in the USA as well as six cities in Canada.

Members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program can earn and redeem points on eligible Qantas, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3811)