US Airways Opens the South Pacific to Customers Through New Air New Zealand Codeshare Agreement


14 Aug 2007 [22:32h]     Bookmark and Share




Beginning this October, US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel between the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands, thanks to a codeshare cooperation between Air New Zealand and US Airways subject to both United States and foreign government approval. Codeshare flights will be available for purchase in September.

TEMPE, Ariz.,  – With this new agreement, US Airways customers traveling to New Zealand and Pacific Islands will be able to connect on Air New Zealand nonstop service from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

From the Auckland, New Zealand hub, US Airways‘ customers can seamlessly connect on Air New Zealand to popular destinations in New Zealand and Australia.

Conversely, Air New Zealand customers traveling to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh can do so conveniently, via US Airways flights departing Los Angeles or San Francisco

„We’re delighted to offer Air New Zealand’s customers access to our hub cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix, with easy connections to 97 destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico through US Airways‘ extensive route network,“ said Andrew Nocella, US Airways‘ senior vice president, schedule, planning and alliances.

Roger Poulton, Air New Zealand Vice President – The Americas, said, „Air New Zealand is pleased our customers will enjoy the extra convenience that will result from this partnership with US Airways.“

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles and (starting November 02) Vancouver to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to Fiji, the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New Zealand’s newest route, between London and Hong Kong, now allows customers to fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world’s best international airlines, Air New Zealand’s most recent accolades include recognition by the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and Business Traveler Magazine. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Both flight and vacation essentials can now be booked on AirNewZealand.com, where the lowest online airfares are always guaranteed. Flight and vacation bookings can also be made by calling 1-800-262-1234 in the USA and 1-800-663-5494 in Canada.

About US Airways

US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The new US Airways — the product of a merger between America West and US Airways in September 2005 — is a member of the Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 841 destinations in 157 countries worldwide. This press release and additional information on US Airways can be found at http://www.usairways.com. (LCCG)







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