WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines begin codeshare agreement

With an average ageof approximately five years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world.

With an average age of approximately five years, Hong Kong Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in the world.

WestJet and Hong Kong Airlines have entered into a codeshare agreement that will allow Hong Kong Airlines to place its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights.

The two carriers are building on an existing interline agreement put in place earlier this year.

“We welcome Hong Kong Airlines as our newest codeshare partner and congratulate them on their inaugural service to Vancouver in June of this year;” said Ed Sims, WestJet executive vice-president, commercial. “This codeshare agreement provides guests on both sides of the Pacific more choice and opportunity to experience excellent service and travel globally. We look forward to welcoming Hong Kong Airlines’ guests on board and providing them with our caring WestJet service.”

Hong Kong Airlines’ daily Hong Kong-Vancouver service will allow its passengers to connect onto select WestJet flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. Tickets can be purchased via travel agents or Hong Kong Airlines’ sales offices and call centres.

“Our newly launched daily service between Hong Kong and Vancouver has been a great success and this codeshare agreement with WestJet, which extends our network in Canada beyond Vancouver towards Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto is the logical next step,” said Li Dianchu, chief commercial officer, Hong Kong Airlines. “Passengers flying with Hong Kong Airlines can now enjoy a seamless connection experience onto a WestJet flight.”

Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines’ destination network covers close to 40 major cities across the Asia Pacific region and North America, including Gold Coast, Auckland, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Sapporo, Seoul, Bangkok, Bali, Okinawa and its newly launched Vancouver route.