Air France adds 18 US codeshare routes

Air France has signed a code-share agreement with the airlines Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, offering its customers the opportunity to travel to 18 new destinations in the Western United States and Alaska on board flights operated by these two airlines under the AF code. The destinations concerned are: Anchorage (Alaska), Bellingham (Washington), Boise (Idaho), Bozeman (Montana), Eugene (Oregon), Fairbanks (Alaska), Juneau (Alaska), Kalispell (Montana), Ketchikan (Alaska), Medford (Oregon), Missoula (Montana), Pasco (Washington), Portland (Oregon), Pullman (Washington), Redmond (Oregon), Reno (Nevada), Sacramento (California) and Spokane (Washington).
Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air will serve these destinations with flight schedules that facilitate quick and easy connections with Air France transatlantic flights between Paris-CDG and Seattle.

Tickets for these destinations will be put on sale as from 15 December 2007 for flights scheduled to begin operating on 5 January 2008.

“With currently close to 140 U.S. destinations served with our own aircraft and crew or by our American partners, we are further enhancing the quality of our service between Europe and the U.S. Our objective is to rank among the leading operators on the transatlantic routes. Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Northwest, Alitalia and CSA Czech Airlines’ application for antitrust immunity with the U.S. Department of Transportation and our recent signing of a joint venture agreement with Delta Air Lines also form part of this strategy”, stated Dominique Patry, Vice President International Affairs and Alliances for Air France.