Spanair and US Airways announced today the first phase of their new
marketing relationship, with 32 codeshare flights to destinations
throughout the U.S. and Spain, beginning Dec. 16, 2003. Customers can
immediately make reservations on these new flights.
US Airways` code will be added on Spanair flights between Madrid and
Barcelona, Malaga, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Spanair customers will have first-time access to 13 destinations in the
U.S., via US Airways transatlantic codeshare flights between Madrid and
Philadelphia. From Philadelphia, Spanair will also codeshare on US Airways
* Baltimore/Washington (BWI),
* Houston (George Bush Intercontinental),
* Los Angeles,
* New Orleans,
* New York (LaGuardia),
* San Diego,
* Seattle, and
* Washington, D.C. (Reagan National Airport).
“Beginning this relationship with Spanair is an important step in
expanding our international breadth of service through alliances,” said US
Airways Senior Vice President of Alliances N. Bruce Ashby. “This extension
into Spain brings exotic new destinations to customers throughout our
“The new codeshare destinations within the U.S. signify an important
extension to Spanair`s network placing attractive cities within easy
reach, to both business and leisure travelers,” added Hector Sandoval,
Spanair vice president of alliances. “We are looking forward to working
with US Airways to maximize opportunities and to offer numerous benefits
to our customers.”
Beginning tomorrow, Dividend Miles members can earn actual miles or the
minimum 500-mile credit when flying on qualifying paid Spanair flights,
plus a 50 percent Class-Of-Service Bonus when flying in Business Class.
All miles count toward earning Preferred status. In turn, US Airways will
also begin participation in the Spanair Plus program. The start date for
award reservations and travel will be announced soon.
In addition to the new codeshare destinations and reciprocal frequent
flyer benefits, customers of both airlines will enjoy reciprocal lounge
access, one-ticket itineraries and through baggage check.
Spanair, founded in December 1986, is Spain`s first alternative in Spanish
air travel, offering more than 600 daily flights to 138 destinations,
operated by a fleet of 53 aircraft—including the state of the art
Airbus A320 family—and in codeshare with its partners. Since April 1,
2003, the company is a full member of Star Alliance, the biggest and most
successful airline network in the world.
US Airways is the nation`s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200
destinations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Its transatlantic service operates primarily from its new international
terminal in Philadelphia. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US
Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights a day.