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WestJet inks codeshare pact with China Southern Airlines

Canadian carrier WestJet said it has entered into a code-share agreement with PRC-based carrier China Southern Airlines.

Under the deal, China Southern Airlines will now begin marketing and distributing WestJet-operated flights.

The “CZ” code is on select WestJet flights connecting between Vancouver and Edmonton, Kelowna, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Prince George, Calgary, Toronto and Regina. Bookings can be made through China Southern Airlines or a travel agency.

This is the tenth code-share agreement for WestJet. Since 2011, WestJet has initiated code-shares with American Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM, and Korean Air.

Additionally, WestJet has twenty-three interline relationships, further connecting world-wide passenger flows to WestJet´s network.

WestJet offers scheduled service to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The carrier operates a fleet of more than 100 Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier (TSX: BBD-B) Q400 NextGen aircraft. This year, WestJet launched its new regional airline, WestJet Encore.

China Southern Airlines operates over 500 passenger and cargo transport aircraft, and has more than 1,930 daily flights to 193 destinations in 35 countries and regions across the world.

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