British Airways and Cathay Pacific are widening their links to cover a code-sharing agreement.
From March 26, Cathay Pacific’s CX code will be carried on British Airways’ flights linking London Heathrow with the UK’s four main regional airports - Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester - providing smoother connections to and from Cathay Pacific’s
twice-daily Hong Kong services.
The two airlines are founder members of the oneworld global alliance, which means their passengers can already earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards across both airlines’ networks, as well of those of other oneworld members, gain access to the airport lounges of, and receive many other benefits from, all oneworld carriers.
British Airways and Cathay Pacific will also explore other ways in which they might work together to provide further customer service benefits.
David Noyes, British Airways’ Director for Alliances, said: “British Airways is delighted to announce this new code-sharing arrangement with our oneworld partner, Cathay Pacific. It reflects how our two airlines are working more closely together for the benefit of our customers. Both carriers share the aim of providing a quality seamless travel experience, and this code-sharing agreement is another development in achieving that aim.”
Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific`s Director Corporate Development, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to enter into closer co-operation with our oneworld partner British Airways as the agreement will bring further benefits to our passengers. Both airlines provide a very high quality of service and are dedicated to providing our passengers with a premium product.”