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February 04, 2013

American and Alaska expand domestic codesharing agreement

On Monday, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its codeshare agreement.

The two carriers already have an existing codeshare agreement, however, it was limited by American's contract with its pilots. With a new contract approved by its pilots in December, American can increase the amount of domestic code-sharing with Alaska and other airlines.

With the expanded agreement, American will place its code on 22 new routes serviced by Alaska, mostly out of San Francisco airport. Alaska will place its code on 19 American routes out of Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth.

"The relationship American has with Alaska is strategically important to us as it expands our reach along the West Coast, providing our customers with access to destinations beyond our network," said American vice president of strategic alliances Kurt Stache.

-Andrea Ahles

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