In a strategic move to enhance connectivity, Philippine Airlines has joined forces with American Airlines as part of its expanding list of international partners. The new codeshare agreement facilitates seamless travel to the Philippines for American Airlines passengers flying from Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, and Washington, D.C., via Los Angeles.
Under the agreement, American Airlines passengers can continue their journey on Philippine Airlines’ twice-daily flights from Los Angeles to Manila, the capital and economic hub of the Philippines. The partnership also extends to various routes on the Philippines’ flag carrier, including Tokyo to Manila and Cebu, as well as Honolulu and Guam to Manila. Travelers on these codeshare flights will benefit from a single itinerary and streamlined baggage handling.
Anmol Bhargava, Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships for American Airlines, expressed excitement about the collaboration, highlighting the Philippines as one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. The partnership aims to provide customers with enhanced connectivity to Manila and Cebu, known for their pristine beaches and vibrant culture.
While the codeshare agreement brings increased travel options, American and Philippine Airlines’ members will not have the opportunity to earn or redeem reciprocal miles, according to confirmation from the airline. American Airlines, a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, continues to strengthen its global network through strategic partnerships, including its recent filing of a third route to Tokyo from New York-JFK. Pending approval, this route is expected to further boost connectivity to Manila and Cebu through the newly established codeshare partnership with Philippine Airlines.