London, Thursday, May 13, 1999: British Airways and Iberia will start code-sharing on 27 routes from the June 17, 1999, the two airlines confirmed today. Tickets on these services will go on sale worldwide from tomorrow (Friday, May 14).
This is the first major development in the partnership announced between the two airlines in February this year. It will offer customers from both carriers more convenient services to key destinations beyond Spanish and British gateways and around the world.
British Airways codes will be placed on Iberia services between Madrid and Jerez, Zaragoza, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Grenada, and between Barcelona and Jerez and Ibiza. Code sharing on Tenerife and Las Palmas flights is expected to be added later this year.
Iberia’s code will be added to British Airways domestic routes between London and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Belfast and Aberdeen, and between Madrid and Birmingham and Edinburgh and between Birmingham and Barcelona. International routes between Heathrow and Oslo, Bangkok and Singapore will also be added.
The co-operation between the airlines with be further enhanced in September when Iberia starts to provide oneworld? benefits and services and the airlines offer fully reciprocal frequent flyer programmes.