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WestJet and Southwest Airlines ink code-sharing agreement

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WestJet and Southwest Airlines ink code-sharing agreement
On Dec. 24, WestJet Airlines announced that WestJet and Southwest Airlines have executed the definitive agreement that will allow the two airlines to deliver code-sharing capability in late 2009.


December 29, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

westjetzDec. 29, 2008, Calgary – On Dec. 24, WestJet Airlines announced that WestJet and Southwest Airlines have executed the definitive agreement that will allow the two airlines to deliver code-sharing capability in late 2009. A Memorandum of Understanding between the airlines was announced on July 7, 2008.
    
Dr. Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Commercial Distribution commented, "This is an important step towards the implementation of our joint code-sharing program in 2009. We have negotiated the terms that will ultimately bring great value to our customers and to our respective shareholders. Getting the agreement signed is a nice Christmas present for both airlines.
    
"This agreement is an important step in implementing our strategic plan and bringing us a step closer to accessing Southwest's 64 cities and more than 3,400 flights while giving Southwest access to our network of 55 cities and more than 400 flights each day," added Dr. Dunleavy.