Cathay Pacific Airways and its oneworld alliance partner Iberia, Spain’s national carrier, today announced the launch of their first code-share agreement, which will offer customers better connections between Hong Kong, Madrid and Barcelona.
Under the agreement, which comes into effect on 2 July, Cathay Pacific will place its ‘CX’ code on Iberia flights between Amsterdam and Madrid, and Amsterdam and Barcelona. Iberia will, in turn, place its ‘IB’ code on all Cathay Pacific’s flights between Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Tickets went on sale today.
This is Cathay Pacific’s fourth code-share agreement with a oneworld partner and reinforces the alliance’s aim of strengthening co-operation between member airlines. Cathay Pacific already code shares with American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas.
Cathay Pacific Director Corporate Development Tony Tyler said: “We are delighted to add two new destinations and a new country to our network through our first code-share with Iberia, our Spanish oneworld partner. We will continue to work closely with other alliance partners to bring benefits to all our customers and strengthen Hong Kong as a global hub.”
Iberia Senior Vice President Alliances and International Relations Elvira Herrero said, “We are pleased to announce Hong Kong as a new Far East destination in Iberia’s network, made possible through this code-share cooperation with Cathay Pacific. This also is a further strengthening of ties between oneworld carriers.”
Cathay Pacific and Iberia are both members of oneworld, the leading global airline alliance, together with Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Qantas, and LAN. As part of a range of oneworld benefits, passengers on alliance carriers can earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards across each other’s networks, and gain access to more partner airline lounges.