The Canadian Transportation Agency this month has approved a three year agreement for V Australia to codeshare on Delta’s flights between the United States and Canada.
The approval is for Delta flights operated by the Atlanta-based carrier or its regional contract carrier SkyWest (not to be confused with Australia’s Skywest, who Virgin also has an agreement with).
Initial codeshares routes with V Australia will be from Utah’s Salt Lake City to Calgary and Vancouver, according to SkyWest’s application to the US Department of Transportation. SkyWest also applied for codeshare authority with V Australia to Mexico’s Guadalajara as well as five domestic routes from Los Angeles: Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.
Delta and its subsidiaries do not offer any direct flights between Canada and Los Angeles, the only point for Delta and V Australia’s trans-Pacific flights. Delta’s Canada flights primarily operate out of Salt Lake City for the western destinations of Vancouver and Calgary, and out of eastern hubs (Minneapolis, Detroit, New York) for the eastern Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal, amongst others.
Update: WestJet and American Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance with Qantas, have since announced a codeshare arrangement. This would suggest WestJet will be closer with Qantas than V.