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Southwest applies for US-Canada route approval

23rd December 2008 - 14:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Southwest Airlines has submitted an application to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to acquire international route authority to operate flights between the United States and Canada. The application for a certificate to provide foreign air transportation is required by law before Southwest Airlines can fully implement its previously announced codeshare agreement with Canadian carrier WestJet.

The certificate, which Southwest hopes to receive in the first quarter of next year, would also allow Southwest Airlines the authority to operate flights to Canada with its own planes, although the airline does not have any plans to do so at this time.  Under the planned codeshare, Southwest Airlines and WestJet aim to offer customers a seamless travel experience to a wide array of destinations in both the USA and Canada.

The airlines plan to announce codeshare flight schedules in the second half of 2009.


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