Oneworld partners British Airways and Cathay Pacific have agreed to enter into a code share agreement for flights to and from Australia starting from 31 March, 2013.
The arrangement, which is pending Australian regulatory approval, will mean British Airways customers travelling to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Cairns can fly on Cathay Pacific services with a BA flight number when connecting onto one of British Airways 14 weekly services between Hong Kong and London.
The Cathay Pacific code share flights are an addition to British Airways’ daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Sydney via Singapore.
“Our new code share with Cathay Pacific will allow British Airways to serve all major Australian cities and provide customers with increased schedule options and flexibility,” said Nicole Backo, Regional Commercial Manager South West Pacific for British Airways. “In addition, customers travelling via Hong Kong will arrive at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and have access to British Airways’ extensive European network, whilst providing a single itinerary and through-checked bags.”