US AIRWAYS, AIR CHINA IN CODE-SHARE PACT
US Airways Group Inc. has entered into a code-sharing agreement with Air China.
The deal allows the carriers to coordinate their flight schedules and reservation systems.
Code-share flights will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday.
US Airways will put its code on connecting flights to Shanghai through Air China's Beijing hub. Conversely, Air China will put its code on US Airways flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Arizona-based US Airways (NYSE:LCC), the dominant carrier at Philadelphia International Airport, has 3,500 daily flights to more than 230 destinations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline recently pushed back the rollout of its previously announced Philadelphia to Beijing route from 2009 to 2010 because of fuel costs.
Air China owns 224 Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The carrier operates 243 routes to 28 countries.
Source - Philadelphia Business Journal