Canadian LCC WestJet has expanded its codeshare relationship with Australia’s Qantas by adding Qantas-operated flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Itineraries connecting WestJet’s network to the destinations in Australia are available now for flights beginning Dec. 6. The airline’s WS code will be added on Qantas daily flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and its seasonal service between Vancouver and Sydney.

Calgary-based WestJet and Qantas have been codeshare partners since 2014. In addition to Qantas, the Canadian carrier has codeshare agreements with 15 other international airlines.

“WestJet, welcomes this deepened relationship with Qantas,” WestJet VP-network planning and alliances Brian Znotins said. “Expanding our partnership with Qantas provides our guests greater global travel options and aligns with the new premium products and services WestJet is developing as we continue our evolution to a global network airline.”

Bill Carey