Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAI.B and CAI.A) announced today that this Saturday it will begin selling tickets on codeshare flights operated by Alaska Airlines, for travel starting April 19. Alaska’s sister carrier, Horizon Air, will have flights available for sale on April 24, for travel starting April 26.
Continental will codeshare on 43 West Coast and Pacific Northwest routes operated by Alaska and Horizon, including cities such as: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska; Spokane, Pasco, and Pullman, Wash.; Eugene and Medford, Ore.; Boise, Idaho; Billings, Butte, and Bozeman, Mont.; Redding and Sacramento, Calif.
Alaska, likewise, will codeshare on Continental’s flights between both Seattle and Portland from New York/Newark, Houston and Cleveland.
Travelers can now earn frequent flyer miles on either carrier. Starting May 1, miles can be redeemed.
Alaska Airlines is the nation’s 10th largest carrier, operating major hubs in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Together with its sister carrier, Horizon Air, the carriers serve more than 70 cities in six Western states, Mexico and Canada.
Alaska has been recognized as the best major U.S. carrier by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines, while Horizon has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as the nation’s best regional carrier. For more information, visit Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air on the Internet at www.alaskaair.com or www.horizonair.com.
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering more than 2,200 departures daily to 128 domestic and 79 international destinations. Operating major hubs in Newark, Houston and Cleveland, Continental (http://www.continental.com/) has initiated a strategic global alliance with Northwest Airlines. Continental is in the top half of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” and has won numerous other awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Condé Nast Traveler, OAG Official Airline Guides, Entrepreneur and Smart Money magazines), OnePass frequent flyer program (InsideFlyer’s Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management (Air Transport World’s 1997 Airline of the Year).