Delta, WestJet launching code-share service

WestJet and Delta Air Lines have signed a code share deal for flights within the United States and Canada — further expanding the partnership between the two carriers. The code-share flights are available for purchase now for service beginning Jan. 23, 2012. In 2011, the two carriers introduced an interline agreement that allowed customers to purchase connecting flights on one ticket, receive boarding passes for all segments at their first check-in, and tag bags through to their final destination. Under the first phase of the new code-share agreement, Delta will place its code on WestJet flights to more than 15 cities, while the WestJet code will be added to Delta flights on five markets, expanding the networks of both airlines for customers flying between the two countries. Members of the Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles program and WestJet’s Frequent Guest Program will be able to earn miles or rewards on the code-share flights, providing customers another benefit of the enhanced relationship. The Delta code will go on WestJet-operated flights between Toronto and Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Ottawa, Regina, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Calgary, Charlottetown and St.Johns. Between Calgary and Las Vegas, Kelowna, Regina, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Victoria. Between Vancouver and Honolulu, Las Vegas and Kelowna. Between Edmonton and Kelowna and Victoria. Between Winnipeg and Montreal. And between Halifax and St. Johns. The WestJet code will go on Delta flights between Detroit and Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto. And between Boston and Toronto. A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on Delta Connection carriers: Chautauqua, Comair, Compass Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Mesaba, Pinnacle Airlines, Shuttle America dba Delta Shuttle, and SkyWest. Tickets are available for sale via , and other ticketing outlets.