Business Treaveler logo

Travel news, reviews and intel for high-flyers

New JV Agreement Between Star Alliance Members Air Canada and Air China

Air Canada and Air China have signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and a North American airline, deepening the carriers’ longstanding partnership.

The agreement enables the two countries’ flag carriers and Star Alliance members to expand their existing codeshare relationship and deepen it by increasing commercial cooperation on flights between Canada and China and on key connecting domestic flights in both countries.

The carriers said the partnership provides customers traveling between the two countries with greater and sustainable benefits, including a range of flights, products and services. In the last two years, Air China has launched flights directly linking Beijing with Montreal, and Air Canada has launched new nonstop flights between Montreal and Shanghai to meet growth in demand. The two carriers now operate up to a total of 52 trans-Pacific flights per week between Canada and China, from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to and from Beijing and Shanghai.

by Dan Booth