WestJet has launched a codeshare deal with Taiwan's China Airlines.

China Airlines will place its code on certain WestJet flights from Vancouver and Los Angeles, says WestJet. This will be the Canadian carrier's 12th codeshare agreement.

"We are very excited to announce a code-share partnership with WestJet's oldest interline partner," says Chris Avery, vice president, network planning, alliances, and corporate development.

"With 38 partnerships now in place, we continue to bring top-quality airlines on board, along with more services to market for the business traveller. The success of this combined strategy plays a part in WestJet's consistently strong results, and this announcement underscores our efforts."

China Airlines started flights to Canada in 2000 and now operates daily non-stop to Vancouver from Taipei. "We are thrilled to expand our reach in Canada with WestJet's codeshare service," says China Airlines' spokesperson Jeffrey Kuo.

Source: Cirium Dashboard