Air Canada and United Airlines announced Thursday they will will form a revenue-sharing joint venture for flights between the United States and Canada. By working together, the Star Alliance partners will be able to offer lower fares and improved services to customers.
cooperatively with our partner Air Canada, we can create a more
streamlined travel experience for customers traveling between the
United States and Canada, providing more travel options and benefits
while reducing travel times," said Jeff Smisek, United Airlines
President and Chief Executive Officer.
The joint venture is set to go into effect by early 2011 and is subject to regulatory approval. Both airlines already are apart of anti-trust immunity, which was granted by the US Department of Transportation.
"This joint venture
between United Airlines and Air Canada will provide many benefits and
revenue synergies on this important market allowing us to compete more
effectively," Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada's president and chief
executive officer, said in a statement.