The codeshare agreement allows China Eastern Airlines to market and distribute WestJet-operated flights by placing its 'MU' flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights within North...

Canada’s WestJet has entered into a codeshare agreement with China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in mainland China.

One of China's three largest airlines, China Eastern Airlines operates a varied and sizable fleet that includes five Airbus A330-300s and five A330-200s

Tickets are available for codeshare flights from July 1.

The codeshare agreement allows China Eastern Airlines to market and distribute WestJet-operated flights by placing its ‘MU’ flight indicator on WestJet-operated flights within North America.

“We are very pleased to announce this code-share relationship with China Eastern Airlines,” said John MacLeod, WestJet’s vice-president, network management and alliances. “China Eastern is a high-quality airline and this code-share is an important step in our strategy to welcome on board new guests from around the world.”

In addition to China Eastern Airlines, WestJet has codeshare agreements with American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, KLM and Korean Air.

China Eastern Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and has codeshare agreements in place with several other SkyTeam members, including Delta Air Lines.