The codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers' transatlantic flights. Customers now have access to British Airways flights to London from...

US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, has launched its codeshare agreement with transatlantic joint business partner and fellow oneworld member British Airways.

Customers can book tickets through US Airways on British Airways codeshare flights for travel from May 14.


As of 2014, US Airways had 15 Airbus A330-200s and nine A330-300s in service

As of 2014, US Airways had 15 Airbus A330-200s and nine A330-300s in service

 

The codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers’ transatlantic flights. Customers now have access to British Airways flights to London from 21 destinations in the United States, and British Airways is placing its ‘BA’ flight code on US Airways’ flights to Charlotte and Philadelphia from 17 destinations throughout Europe.

Remaining flights covered by the codeshare agreement will be implemented in phases and will include British Airways routes from London to more than 70 destinations throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and US Airways flights to nearly 40 destinations in North America and the Caribbean.

Customers can expect to have access to all codeshare flights by the end of this summer, according to US Airways.

US Airways says it expects to begin implementing codeshare agreements in the coming weeks with Iberia and Finnair, the other member airlines in the oneworld-based transatlantic joint business.

British Airways is the fifth A380 operator at London Heathrow Airport. This photograph shows BA's first A380 taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on a test flight

British Airways became the fifth operator of the Airbus A380 at London Heathrow Airport. This photograph shows BA’s first A380 taking off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport on a test flight

 

As part of the joint transatlantic business relationship, members of the US Airways Dividend Miles and British Airways Executive Club frequent-flyer programs are able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by the other carrier.

In addition, customers of one airline will be able to earn miles when traveling on codeshare flights operated by the other airline.

US Airways joined the joint venture as an affiliate member earlier this year, 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.

More information about the oneworld-based transatlantic joint business can be found at www.aa.com/moreeurope.

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