British Airways forges closer ties with Alaska Airlines


British Airways customers are set to gain access to even more US cities thanks to a new partnership with Alaska Airlines, according to a press statement issued by the British carrier. Under the agreement, available for sale on the website of British Airways, customers will be able to book seats on Alaska flights to seven destinations across the West Coast of America and three in Hawaii direct for travel as of November 23.

Holidaymakers wanting to hit the surf can fly onwards to Honolulu, Kona and Kahului from Alaska’s hub in Seattle. Those wanting to explore Oregon’s largest city, Portland, can head there from San Francisco and Seattle, as well as British Airways’ newest Californian gateway, San Jose.

British Airways customers can also purchase tickets from Seattle on to Salt Lake City, Boise, Fairbanks and Spokane and from San Jose to Santa Ana.

“British Airways and Alaska have been frequent flyer program 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,” said Alex Cruz, British Airways’ executive chairman.

“Not only will this mean leisure customers have more holiday hotspot to choose from, but this is also fantastic news for business travelers opening up US cities that have previously been more difficult to access from the UK,” he added. British Airways operates two flights a day to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, daily flights to San Jose, San Diego and Vancouver and we sell flights to 29 destinations in North America.