Air Canada and Cathay Pacific enter into a strategic cooperation agreement
Cathay Pacific and Air Canada has recently announced the finalisation of a strategic cooperation agreement. It will focus to enhance travel services for Cathay Pacific customers when travelling within Canada and for Air Canada customers travelling via Hong Kong to Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.Customers of Cathay Pacific and Air Canada will be able to book travel to their final destination on a single ticket with checked bags as well as enjoy reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits. Tickets will go on sale from January 12, 2017 for travel beginning from January 19, 2017.Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO, Air Canada, expressed, “This agreement with Cathay Pacific will offer Air Canada customers more travel options and reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits when travelling to many important destinations in Southeast Asia. We look forward to introducing Air Canada codeshare service on Cathay Pacific’s flights and welcoming Cathay Pacific’s customers on our flights beginning in the New Year.”Ivan Chu, Chief Executive, Cathay Pacific, said, “Our new codeshare agreement with Air Canada significantly broadens the Canadian network and connectivity for our customers, increasing our reach and expanding choices. We look forward to working together with Air Canada and welcoming guests from the airline onto our flights soon.”Air Canada will offer codeshare services to an additional eight cities in Southeast Asia on flights operated by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon connecting with Air Canada’s double daily service to Hong Kong from Toronto and Vancouver. Air Canada will place its code on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights to Manila, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.Cathay Pacific customers will be able to book travel on Air Canada flights connecting with Cathay Pacific’s up to three daily flights to Vancouver and up to two daily services to Toronto from Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific will place its code on Air Canada flights to all major cities across Canada including Winnipeg, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax and St. Johns.