Oneworld partners British Airways and Cathay Pacific have entered into a codeshare agreement for flights to Australia, starting March 31.
British Airways customers travelling to Australia will now be able to connect via Hong Kong to flights operated by Cathay Pacific and bearing BA flight numbers. British Airways currently flies twice daily to Hong Kong, and onward codeshare flights will serve Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Cairns.
These flights will operate in addition to British Airways’ daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Sydney via Singapore.
Cathay customers travelling via Hong Kong will also be able to benefit from arriving at Heathrow Terminal 5 and connecting on to BA’s European network on a single itinerary with through-checked bags.
Tickets for the codeshare flights went on sale yesterday (February 25).
This deal comes following the recent break-up of the long-standing Joint Services Agreement (JSA) between BA and Qantas. The Australian carrier is now due to align services with middle-eastern carrier Emirates, also on March 31 (see online news January 24).
For more information visit britishairways.com.
Report by Scott Carey