Codeshare agreement pursued by US Airways and Brussels Airlines


US Airways customers will soon enjoy greater access to Europe and Africa thanks to a new codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines. The agreement is subject to both U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Belgium government approval.

The two Star Alliance carriers have agreed to a bilateral codeshare relationship which means that each airline may market flights operated by the other carrier as if the flying were its own.

For US Airways customers, this agreement will eventually provide a convenient, single-source booking, ticketing and baggage connection option for more than 20 new destinations in Europe and Africa, including points in Gambia, Senegal, Cameroon and Kenya. And, thanks to Brussels Airlines’ entrance into Star Alliance, US Airways customers will also enjoy Brussels Airlines lounge access.

Customers may purchase tickets starting April 3 for flights April 7 and beyond at. Also on April 7, US Airways will resume service to Brussels from its primary international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport. The daily Brussels service, previously operated only during the summer season, will now operate year-round.

US Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Planning Andrew Nocella said, “Our codeshare offerings continue to expand for our customers in 2010 which means more destinations in more countries. Just a few examples from this new agreement with Brussels Airlines include Nairobi, Kenya, Nice, France and Florence, Italy. Customers can book these flights directly from US Airways and enjoy a convenient booking and travel experience just as they would on a US Airways-operated flight.”