FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and US Airways are expanding their codeshare to provide customers access to nearly 6,500 daily flights to more than 275 destinations in the combined global network. These additional codeshare flights are now available for booking, for travel starting Feb. 6.
"This expansion marks another milestone for American Airlines as we successfully implement the world's largest codeshare, providing our customers convenient access to the best network in the business," said Scott Kirby, president – American Airlines. "Bringing the networks together is what this merger is truly about and is a prime example of how we intend to deliver exceptional customer service at the new American. With this codeshare, our customers will be able to immediately realize some of the benefits they can come to expect from us, and it's exciting to deliver those benefits so early in the integration process."
American and US Airways launched the initial phase of their codeshare Jan. 13. This phase extends the codeshare to all flights across the combined global network, except for a select few international markets due to regulatory requirements. The two airlines expect to codeshare on every international flight in these markets by the end of the first quarter.
Through the codeshare, each airline can sell tickets operated by the other carrier using its own code and flight number, and customers will be able to easily combine select flights operated by each airline on a single itinerary when booking travel on aa.com, usairways.com or through travel distribution channels.
Customers should continue to check in for flights and conduct business with the airline operating their flight just as they did before the launch of this codeshare. For more information and a full list of countries to be rolled out in this codeshare over the coming weeks, please visit aa.com/arriving.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn and redeem miles for travel and everyday purchases as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members and members-elect serve 981 destinations with 14,244 daily flights to 151 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines, and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and at Facebook.com/USAirways.
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SOURCE American Airlines Group