Alaska Airlines and Fiji Airways expand partnership with codeshare agreement March 1, 2018 Company News Mileage Plan Alaska Airlines 2 min read Share Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Alaska Airlines and Fiji Airways have expanded their partnership with a codeshare agreement on flights between San Francisco and Seattle, and San Francisco and Portland. The codeshare lets Fiji Airways to place its “FJ” code on Alaska’s flights between San Francisco and Seattle and between San Francisco and Portland, offering Fiji Airways guests seamless connections to these cities via San Francisco, and vice-versa for Alaska Airlines guests flying to Fiji. The codeshare flights will be available for sale starting March 5. Both airlines have an existing frequent flyer partnership, where members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan earn and redeem miles for travel on “FJ” flight numbers. “Fiji Airways is a fantastic partner of Alaska Airlines, so we’re thrilled to enhance that partnership and provide a hassle-free journey for people connecting to Seattle and Portland,” said Charles Breer, Alaska Airlines managing director of alliances. “We look forward to welcoming Fiji Airways travelers with genuine, caring service, just as Fiji Airways provides a premium experience for our loyal customers.” Mr. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, said the airline was delighted to grow its relationship with Alaska Airlines, a key partner in the North American market. “This codeshare agreement is a major milestone for Fiji Airways as we continue to grow our network and expand our footprint in the region,” Viljoen said. “Our expanded partnership offers guests on our SFO services excellent connections to both cities with a significant population of residents with Fijian roots. We will now also be able to attract Seattle and Portland residents to our home – Fiji – which is one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations, as well as the South Pacific.” Fiji Airways operates directly from Nadi (Fiji) to San Francisco on Thursday and Sunday all year-round (with three flights a week in January, June, July, August and December). Fiji Airways also flies daily between Nadi and Los Angeles, and three times a week between Nadi and Honolulu. With Alaska Airlines and our 15+ Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related Alaska Global Partners•codeshare•Fiji•Fiji Airways•frequent flyer•mileage plan Comments I don’t believe anyone would dispute that Alaska Airlines must sell fares in order to remain in business. I certainly want them to thrive as they are my preferred air carrier and I’ve maintained MVP Gold status for three years running without flying for work. However, Alaska Airlines enters into partnerships with other airlines to provide additional benefits for Mileage Plan members and we members have a reasonable expectation that those commitments will be honored. Finnair should be an option for us, as they’ve been a Mileage Plan partner since May, 2017 but we still cannot redeem miles on their flights. Finnair customers, however, can redeem their Finnair Plus points for travel on Alaska Airlines; they’ve been able to do that for some time now. Reciprocity seems only fair, doesn’t it? Yet we keep seeing “coming soon” for that option…nearly 10 months later. And although I doubt they would be an option for travel to Europe, the same is true with Singapore Airlines, who became a Mileage Plan partner last September. Singapore Airlines’ customers can redeem their KrisFlyer miles for Alaska Airlines flights, yet we cannot redeem our Mileage Plan miles for flights on Singapore Airlines. Again, we’re told that benefit is “coming soon.” I want Alaska Airlines to be profitable and successful. Still, I don’t think it’s asking too much for them to deliver on these commitments they’ve made to their loyal Mileage Plan members or explain why that is not possible. Well, it would be nice, and yet I suspect that Alaska’s business model is to sell paying fares not provide free ones to worldwide destinations. I appreciate what I can get for free with my miles, so thank AA. Alaska definitely needs new partners who fly to Europe. I was not able to make plans for a spring or fall trip to Europe because Alaska did not have mileage space in Business and/or First class. Very disappointing. Well said! It would be more helpful if Alaska Airlines would replace the relationship with Delta in order to fly to Europe on miles. There are few seats on American, it’s less expensive to buy a ticket on British than get one through miles and Iceland air Is mediocre. Comments are closed.