The airlines said the joint venture would lead to coordinated flight schedules for new nonstop flights, expanded codesharing and enhanced frequent-flyer benefits for Delta SkyMiles and WestJet Rewards program members.
The deal with Atlanta-based Delta was announced as WestJet unveiled financial targets through 2020 that analyst Doug Taylor of Canaccord Genuity said "echo well-received guidance provided by Air Canada several months ago".
Delta Air Lines and WestJet have agreed to deepen their existing partnership by entering into a comprehensive transborder joint venture that will increase travel choices between the US and Canada.
The deal underscores Delta's ambitions to grow globally after years of post-bankruptcy consolidation, which has left Delta and three other large USA carriers in control of more than two-thirds of the domestic market.
WestJet, Canada's second-largest airline, now has 45 airline partners providing access to more than 175 destinations in more than 20 countries.
There was no mention about WestJet joining Skyteam, an alliance of 20 airlines including Aeroflot, Air France, China Airlines and KLM that operates more than 16,000 daily flights to 1,052 destinations.
Coordinated flight schedules for new nonstop flights to new destinations, expanded codesharing, and seamless and convenient connections on the airlines' extensive networks in the USA and Canada.
Ahead of its investor day, the carrier laid out plans to save C$140 million ($110.6 million) to C$200 million in costs through 2022.
"We have been laying the foundation for this transition by investing in our network and schedule, while deepening our airline partnerships and broadening our fare products to not only defend and grow our leisure business but also to attract and retain premium travellers".
WestJet's decision preceded the launch of its new ultra-low-cost carrier, Swoop, which is expected to begin service next summer. Canada's second-biggest airline reports that it has purchased 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners due for delivery by January 2019.
"We remain concerned about execution with so many simultaneous initiatives under way, all in a climate of unease on the labor front", wrote AltaCorp Capital analyst Chris Murray in a note to clients.
They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime. But few other Republicans in the House or Senate have shown any support for the caucus' three-week proposal.
According to a report released Tuesday, authorities missed an opportunity to thwart the Manchester attack . They have been remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey court in the city on December 20.
She had not gotten the flu shot this year, but Gonzales noted there was no indication that would have made a difference. Staff told family members the young woman had pneumonia, and her health continued to decline.
Although President Uhuru Kenyatta is keen to have dialogue, NASA has maintained that it should revolve around electoral justice. According to the opposition, Raila has always been open to a national dialogue.
Local veterans of the Second World War are being honored with a special luncheon Thursday. The public is invited to attend the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial ceremony at 8 a.m.
Oclaro Inc (OCLR): Stock to Follow
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Pokemon Go: More Gen 3 Pokemon and Dynamic Weather Announced
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Comerica Bank Reduces Position in Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE)
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
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Former UNLV football coach Ron Meyer dies at 76
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Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana's tiara for a night out
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