Air Canada and South African Airways have announced a codeshare agreement that will make it substantially easier for customers to travel between Canada and South Africa.
With immediate effect customers connecting between the carriers in London and New York will be able to book a single itinerary and make seamless connections. In addition, as both airlines belong to the Star Alliance, customers can benefit from reciprocal frequent flyer accumulation or redemption and lounge access for eligible customers.
SAA will codeshare on Air Canada-operated flights between London and Vancouver, London and Toronto, and New York’s JFK Airport and Toronto including flights operated by Air Canada Express.
Air Canada will in turn codeshare on SAA-operated services between London and Johannesburg, New York and Johannesburg, and Johannesburg and Cape Town.
With both airlines being members of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline network, customers will enjoy the benefit of earning and redeeming frequent flyer miles through Aeroplan or the SAA Voyager programme when flying on codeshare services and throughout their respective global networks.