Americas : 6 US carriers gain access to Russia

Six US carriers have received tentative approval from the US Transportation Department (DOT) to begin offering third country, code-share service to Russia. Russia and the US reached an agreement earlier this year to resume thirdcountry code-share services allowing for six code-share routings by passenger carriers. Th e agreement allows the airlines to operate the services […]


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Six US carriers have received tentative approval from the US Transportation Department (DOT) to begin offering third country, code-share service to Russia.

Russia and the US reached an agreement earlier this year to resume thirdcountry code-share services allowing for six code-share routings by passenger carriers. Th e agreement allows the airlines to operate the services with airlines in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Finland, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria.

The DOT said last month that it would give one routing apiece to six separate carriers: American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways. Four of those — American, Delta, Northwest and United — already had pre-existing authorisations they had been unable to use.

American plans to offer its service via Helsinki with Finnair, Delta via Paris with Air France, Northwest via Amsterdam with KLM, United via London with Bmi, and both Continental and US Airways via Zurich with Swiss.