American Airlines and LAN Ecuador announce codeshare agreement

American Airlines and LAN Ecuador announce codeshare agreement

American Airlines and LAN Ecuador announced today they have received approval from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and Ecuadorean authorities for authorization to begin codeshare cooperation. The agreement, which will also strengthen the oneworld® alliance, will provide customers of both airlines more choices and greater connectivity when traveling between the United States and Ecuador and across each airline’s global network. Sales start today and travel begins Jan. 9.

This codeshare relationship will allow American to place its code on LAN Ecuador flights, and LAN to place its code on American Airlines flights. The placement of American's code on LAN Ecuador flights will provide American's customers seamless connecting service to three new cities in Ecuador not currently served by American.

At the same time, placing LAN Ecuador codes on American Airlines flights will offer LAN customers new destinations in the U.S. such as Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

American will codeshare on the following LAN Ecuador flights:

  • International flights between:
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil
    • Miami International Airport (MIA) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)
    • Miami International Airport (MIA) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito
  • Domestic flights within Ecuador between the following destinations:

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  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and Baltra Airport (GPS)
  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)
  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and Baltra Airport (GPS)
  • Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and Cuenca Airport (CUE)
  • Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) and San Cristobal Airport (SCY)

 

LAN Ecuador will codeshare on the following American flights:

  • International flights between:
    • Miami International Airport (MIA) and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport (GYE)
    • Miami International Airport (MIA) and Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)
  • Connecting service between:

    • Miami International Airport (MIA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

 

"By strengthening and broadening our relationship with oneworld partner LAN, we are able to offer our customers more travel options and are better positioned to deliver enhanced benefits across our respective networks," said Kenji Hashimoto, American's Vice President – Strategic Alliances.

"This agreement will improve connectivity between the two countries with access to more destinations by providing flight connections and therefore promoting trade and tourism," said Maximiliano Naranjo, LAN Ecuador's General Manager.

Additionally, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program and LAN's frequent flyer program, LANPASS, will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights, providing customers another benefit of the enhanced relationship. The two airlines are exploring other ways to augment their cooperation to provide passengers more choices and benefits when traveling throughout North and South America.