FORT WORTH, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, today announces the launch of its codeshare agreement with fellow oneworld® member airberlin, further enhancing its relationship with the Berlin-based carrier and providing customers increased access to major destinations throughout Germany and beyond.
The codeshare includes placing the US Airways code on airberlin flights from Chicago, Miami and New York (JFK) to Berlin, and from Fort Myers, Florida, Los Angeles, Miami and New York (JFK) to Dusseldorf. From Berlin and Dusseldorf, customers will have access to 16 destinations in Europe, including airberlin's flights to Copenhagen, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna. Customers traveling with airberlin will now be able to book codeshare travel on US Airways flights from Frankfurt to Charlotte and Philadelphia, Zurich to Philadelphia, and from Munich to Philadelphia, as well as connecting service to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Phoenix.
"American Airlines has a longstanding relationship with our fellow oneworld member airberlin, and we are excited to extend that relationship to US Airways flights with this codeshare agreement," said Kurt Stache, senior vice president – alliances and partnerships, American Airlines. "Through our strategic partnership with airberlin, we're able to continue to provide our customers access to key points across Germany and Europe, further strengthening our combined global network."
"We have been maintaining a strong relationship with American Airlines for many years already," said Stephan Nagel, senior vice president – alliances and cooperation, airberlin. "Thanks to the agreement with US Airways airberlin continues to extend its presence in North America and further strengthens the cooperation with its oneworld partners in the U.S. This relationship will add significant value for both our customers by offering even more travel opportunities."
Through the codeshare, members of the US Airways Dividend Miles and airberlin topbonus frequent flyer programs are able to earn miles on flights operated by the other carrier, providing another valuable benefit to customers.
US Airways plans to implement codeshare agreements with select other members of the oneworld alliance in the coming months. The airline joined oneworld as an affiliate member on March 31, and will remain as such until it fully integrates with American Airlines as part of their merger to create the largest airline in the world.
About American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as 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 miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 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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