American Airlines, Philippine Airlines file permissions for codeshare agreement

Aviation Updates Philippines –  American Airlines and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have filed permissions for a codeshare agreement on select routes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

CODESHARE AGREEMENT. American Airlines and Philippine Airlines filed a joint application to codeshare on a number of flights to select destinations. Photos by Sergey Kustov and Boeing.
In a joint application that was made public on the 18th of March, American Airlines said that it intends to place its code on the following routes operated by PAL:

  • Manila - Honolulu
  • Manila - Guam
  • Manila - Tokyo
  • Cebu - Tokyo

PAL, meanwhile, plans to place its code on American Airlines flights between Los Angeles and the following destinations:

  • Atlanta
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • Orlando
  • Washington DC

If approved, American Airlines will become PAL's first codeshare partner in the U.S. Mainland and third North American partner overall.

As of this writing, PAL codeshares with Hawaiian on the latter's flights from Honolulu to Lihue, Kona, Hilo, and Kahului.

PAL also partners with WestJet for its flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, Prince George, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kelowna, and Victoria, as well as flights from Toronto to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax.

American Airlines, meanwhile, is often considered by industry insiders as the easiest among the three largest U.S. carriers to partner with. The airline currently has codeshare agreements with several large global carriers including British Airways, Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and Qatar Airways, among others.

Under a codeshare agreement, two or more airlines promote the same flight. One airline is designated as the "administrating carrier", while the other airlines use their own flight code and website to sell seats for the flight operated by the administrating carrier.