British Airways and China Southern Airlines will launch a joint business on 2 January which will initially see the carriers codeshare on a number of flights.
Customers of both airlines will be provided with an expanded choice of flights as a result of the partnership, with the carriers due to cooperate on scheduling and pricing.
Initially, BA and China Southern will codeshare on all direct flights operated on mainland routes between London and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sanya, Wuhan and Zhengzhou. This will be expanded to both airlines’ domestic networks as the partnership develops.
In addition, customers will be able to book through both carriers’ web or app-based platforms, with frequent flyers able to collect points and access both BA and China Southern lounges.
Earlier this year, BA also announced a codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines, and the carrier has partnerships in place with China Eastern and fellow Oneworld airline Cathay Pacific.