Air Canada agrees to joint venture plans with United Airlines

Air Canada agrees to joint venture plans with United Airlines


Business travelers flying between the U.S. and Canada may soon find the trip to be a little easier than before.

Air Canada recently announced that it has agreed to a revenue-sharing joint venture with United Airlines to increase the amount of flights between Canada and the U.S., according to Reuters.

The airlines told the news source that the arrangment will help them compete with other airlines, while still supporting great service and low prices for travelers. Air Canada reports that its current network of 59 U.S. cities will be increased due to United's presence at 210 airports, while United's current network of 16 Canadian cities will gain almost 60 new destinations.

"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," Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu said to the news source."By managing pricing, scheduling and sales through a stronger joint venture, the carriers will be better able to serve customers by offering more travel options."

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