United sign Swiss codeshare

United Airlines has announced
it has reached a code-share and frequent flier agreement with Swiss
International Air Lines, expanding international destination options and
mileage opportunities for customers of both carriers.Under the agreement, beginning Nov. 9, 2005, United’s code will appear on
Swiss International’s service between Zurich and Los Angeles, Zurich and
Chicago O’Hare, and connecting beyond Zurich to Dubai and Muscat.  Conversely,
Swiss International’s code will appear on United’s Washington Dulles-Zurich
service as well as between Los Angeles and Honolulu, with more routes to be
announced—pending regulatory approval.  The code-share will enable each
carrier’s passengers to connect on to the other carrier’s flights seamlessly.
  “We are pleased to partner with Swiss International to expand the
international destination options that we offer our customers,” says Graham
Atkinson, United’s senior vice president-Worldwide Sales & Alliances.  “The
agreement with Swiss supports our international growth strategy, and we look
forward to further developing the relationship once Swiss is a full member of
the Star Alliance.”
  “We’re looking forward to working with United,” says Christoph Franz,
president & CEO of Swiss International Air Lines.  “Our new collaboration will
enable us to offer our customers a highly attractive range of services to,
from and within the key North American market.”
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