American Airlines has signed a codesharing arrangement with Cathay Dragon as part of its efforts to make its presence felt in Asia. Cathay Dragon will place the ‘AA’ code on four Asia-Pacific destinations.
The deal will allow AA customers to fly to Dhaka, Chiang Mai, Da Nang, and Phuket on a single ticket, as well as enjoy increased frequencies already served by its other partners to the likes of Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi. The agreement will be in effect from July 11, 2019.
Fliers going from Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles will be able to benefit most from this codeshare. “The codeshare relationship with Cathay Dragon will further strengthen American’s existing partnership with the Cathay Pacific group in the years to come,” American Airlines said in a statement.
Cathay Dragon covers 53 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, 23 of which are in China alone. The carrier has been in existence since 1985. The carrier focuses on the regional and domestic destinations, whereas mainline Cathay Pacific leads on the long-haul and premium destinations out of Hong Kong.