British Airways has launched a new codeshare agreement with Alaska Air, building on the existing frequent flyer programme partnership between the two carriers.

The codeshare deal is effective for travel from November 23, and sees customers able to book connecting flights on Alaska Air routes at, to seven destinations on the West Coast of America, and three in Hawaii.

Customers can connect on the following flights:

  • from Seattle to Honolulu, Kona and Kahului
  • from Seattle, San Francisco and San Jose (California) to Portland
  • from Seattle to Salt Lake City, Boise, Fairbanks and Spokane
  • from San Jose to Santa Ana

Commenting on the news Alex Cruz, BA’s CEO said:

“British Airways and Alaska have been frequent flyer programme partners for more than 15 years but we are delighted to forge close ties and extend this partnership further. The codeshare will make onward connections to Alaska’s vast network of destinations seamless, from the booking process through to flying and will open up the picturesque beaches of Hawaii, Salt Lake City’s ski slopes and the tech hub of Santa Ana.

“Not only will this mean leisure customers have more holiday hotspot to choose from, but this is also fantastic news for business travellers opening up US cities that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK.”

Alaska Air recently announced plans to buy Virgin America, in a deal estimated to be worth around $4 billion.,