Iberia and IAG subsidiary Level have announced a new codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines, giving customers access to 37 routes on the US’ West Coast.
This comes after the admission of Alaska Airlines into the Oneworld alliance in March, which Iberia also belongs to.
Iberia operates three weekly return flights between Madrid and Los Angeles on an A330-200. Customers will now be able to fly to over 20 US destinations with Alaska Airlines, which include Anchorage, Boise, Bozeman, Eugene, Fresno, Kalispell, Spokane, Honolulu, Kona, Las Vegas, Lihue, Medford, Maui-Kahului, Everett-Paine Field, Portland, Redmond, Reno-Tahoe, Seattle-Tacoma, San Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City, and Santa Rosa-Sonoma County.
Additionally, the agreement includes more than 15 codeshare routes from San Francisco. These will connect with Level-operated flights from Barcelona from March 2022, and with Iberia’s Madrid-San Francisco route once it relaunches.
Alaska Airlines will also add its codes to the transatlantic flights operated by Iberia and Level from Spain to the US.
Members of Iberia’s Iberia Plus loyalty programme and Alaska’s Mileage Plan will maintain their status and receive full membership privileges when flying with the other airline, including the accumulation of air miles, admission to VIP lounges, a more generous luggage allowance, priority boarding, and other advantages derived from membership in Oneworld.
Iberia’s Sales, Network Development, and Alliances Manager Maria Jesus Lopez Solas, commented:
“We are delighted by this collaboration with Alaska Airlines, which enables us to expand the number of U.S. West Coast destinations our customers can reach. At Iberia we are preparing ourselves for the relaxing of restrictions by the different countries, and we’re looking forward to the resumption of holiday travel to and from the United States. There’s no question that this agreement with Alaska will supply the capillarity we have been lacking on the West Coast.”
Alaska Airlines’ Fleet, Finance, and Alliances Manager Nat Pieper, added:
“We are happy to extend our cooperation with Iberia, one of our Oneworld partners. Alaska joined the alliance to link our network more efficiently with the world, and this improved association with Iberia brings us a little closer to Europe.”
Lucia Adrover, commercial director of Level, also commented:
“Being able to offer our codeshare flights with Alaska allows us to reinforce its distribution in North America. In addition, we continue to improve long-haul connectivity from Barcelona, our home.”