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The airlines signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2017 announcing the intention to form a joint venture The airlines signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2017 announcing the intention to form a joint venture

Joint Venture for Delta Air Lines and WestJet

Delta Air Lines and WestJet signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that is anticipated to offer customers an extensive route network within the US and Canada.

Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta, elaborated, “Delta’s future is global and together with WestJet, we can augment the two airlines’ capabilities and bring together our strengths in this important transborder market.”

He added that, combined, the two airlines would be able to offer more destinations to customers with an integrated network, superior airline products, improved airport connections and significantly enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

Ed Sims, CEO, WestJet, noted the airlines were looking forward to providing enhanced offerings and more choice for guests.

The agreement deepens the existing codeshare partnership between the carriers.