Continental Airlines has started codesharing with fellow Star Alliance member Lot Polish Airlines on a number of flights between the US and Europe.
The US airline, part of the newly merged United Continental Holdings, has placed its CO code on LOT’s transatlantic flights between New York Newark and Warsaw.
Continental has also added its code on flights linking LOT’s Warsaw hub to London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, which connect with Continental flights onwards to New York.
The two airlines plan to create similar links between Warsaw, Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York, pending government approval.
LOT, meanwhile, has placed its LO code on Continental-operated flights between New York Newark and Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington Dulles that connect with LOT’s transatlantic flights from NY to Warsaw.
Jim Compton, executive VP and chief revenue officer of United Continental Holdings, said the tie-up is a significant step in the airline’s growing cooperation with Star Alliance members.
“We are pleased to partner with LOT and sign this codeshare agreement, which provides Continental customers improved access to Poland,” he said.