British Airways Launches new Codeshare With S7 AirlinesBy British Airways, PRNE
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
CRAWLEY, England, February 10, 2011 - British Airways and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have started codesharing
on each other's flights between London Heathrow, Moscow and across domestic
routes in Russia from February 8, 2011. This follows S7's recent entry into
the Oneworld Alliance.
British Airways' code will be placed on selected domestic Russian routes
operated by S7 and its subsidiary Globus, while S7's code will be placed on
all British Airways' services between Moscow and London Heathrow. The
airlines' customers will be able to book their whole journey on each other's
websites and earn frequent flyer points on the codeshare routes.
British Airways general manager Europe and Africa, Gavin Halliday, said:
"Russia is an important market for us and we are pleased that our
relationship with S7 is developing well. The codeshare with S7 will give our
customers much better access to many more cities across Russia and help S7
customers take advantage of better links to Heathrow Terminal 5."
The codeshares will operate on S7 flights between Moscow (
www.britishairways.com/travel/moscow/public/en_gb) and Krasnodar,
Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad,
Krasnoyarsk and Ufa. All British Airways services between Moscow Domodedovo
and London Heathrow Terminal 5 (
will carry an S7 code as well.
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British Airways offers a range of two to five-star hotels in Russian
cities served by the new codeshare agreement. Customers can book flights to
St Petersburg (
British Airways and stay in hotels such as the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel Sonya
which is a design hotel based on 'Crime and Punishment' and the rooms
featuring Rafael's Sistine Madonna on the walls or the 5* luxury Kempinski
Moika 22 situated just off Palace Square with views to The Hermitage.
For additional convenience, the airline also offers Avis car rental in
Moscow and St Petersburg.
The codeshare flights are available for sale on ba.com now.
About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations -
including holidays, European city breaks (
www.britishairways.com/travel/city-breaks/public/en_gb), flights, car
rental and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when
booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are
offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of
travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to
exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and
quality of the service provided.
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