PRNewswire-FirstCall CHICAGO Nov. 7 :
United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) and Mexicana Airlines today
announced that their code share and regulatory cooperation agreement will
end, effective March 31, 2004. United customers currently ticketed on an
itinerary that includes a Mexicana codeshare flight beyond that date will
be fully accommodated in their travel plans.
Mileage Plus accrual on Mexicana flights will also end on March 31, 2004.
All Mileage Plus award reservations on Mexicana must be booked and
ticketed by December 31, 2003, and travel must be completed by March 31,
2004. Customers will continue to enjoy reciprocal lounge access until
March 31, 2004.
“United customers can continue to book with confidence on United for their
future travel needs to Mexico,” said Graham Atkinson-senior vice
president, worldwide sales and alliances, United Airlines. “United
Airlines remains fully committed to the Mexican market and to its
customers traveling to and from the region. We have had a mutually
beneficial agreement with Mexicana for the past seven years, and both
airlines will ensure that this is a smooth transition for all our
United will continue to offer daily service to Mexico City from its U.S.
hubs in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington - Dulles. In
addition, United recently announced that it will begin service from
Washington Dulles to Cancun, Mexico on February 14, 2004, pending
United customers currently booked on an itinerary that includes a Mexicana
codeshare flight after March 31, 2004 should contact United Reservations
at 800-241-6522 for further information on how they will be accommodated.
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