British Airways and Russian carrier S7 Airlines are to start codesharing on each other’s flights between London Heathrow, Moscow and across domestic routes in Russia from February 8, 2011. This follows S7’s recent entry into the oneworld alliance.
British Airways’ code will be placed on selected domestic Russian routes operated by S7 and its subsidiary Globus, while S7’s code will be placed on all British Airways’ services between Moscow and London Heathrow. The airlines’ customers will be able to book their whole journey on each other’s websites and earn frequent flyer points on the codeshare routes.
British Airways General Manager Europe and Africa, Gavin Halliday, said: “Russia is an important market for us and we are pleased that our relationship with S7 is developing well. The codeshare with S7 will give our customers much better access to many more cities across Russia and help S7 customers take advantage of better links to Heathrow Terminal 5.”
The codeshares will operate on S7 flights between Moscow and Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk and Ufa. All British Airways services between Moscow Domodedovo and London Heathrow Terminal 5 will carry an S7 code as well.
The codeshare flights will be available for sale from February 1, 2011 for travel from February 8th.