WesJet, Cathay Pacific announce interline pact
May 11, 2010, Calgary - WestJet Airlines Ltd. has reached a deal with Cathay Pacific that will allow travellers from Asia to transfer easily onto Canadian flights.
May 11, 2010 By The Canadian Press
WestJet says the inbound interline agreement with the Hong Kong-based airline is part of an effort to expand its international reach.
Under the deal, passengers will be able to transfer from a Cathay Pacific flight onto WestJet planes in Canada on one itinerary.
At first, connections will be made through the gateways of Vancouver and Toronto, with the option to continue on to Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
WestJet already has a deal with Air France and the Netherlands' KLM to bring European traffic into its network.
WestJet's new chief executive officer, Gregg Saretsky, has said he wants WestJet to eventually tap into markets on every continent.