Air Canada seems to be on a fast track of ‘network expansion’. Adding to its recent codeshare agreements with Virgin Australia and Cathay Pacific, Air Canada has now formed an interline agreement with Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Silver Airways.
What is an interline agreement?
Interline agreements, different than codeshare agreements, allow passengers to book and travel through the entire network on a single ticket. It also allows passengers to complete the entire trip without having to gather bags or check-in again.
Air Canada and Silver Airways Interline agreement
The agreement includes Silver Airways’ Florida and Bahamas network (does not include Cuba network).
Meanwhile, Air Canada’s network in Florida and Bahamas is fairly limited;
This agreement will allow Canadian ‘snow birds’ to leverage more than 20 destinations Silver Airways serves in Florida and Bahamas. Conversely, Silver Airways fliers can leverage plethora of Canadian cities served by Air Canada and its affiliates.
While the agreement allows passengers a larger network on a single ticket, it does not include reciprocal frequent flyer benefits – as confirmed by Silver Airways spokeswoman, Misty Pinson.
As a Canadian resident, I am excited to learn about the network expansion and the options it opens for me and fellow Canadians. Truth be told, I had never heard of Silver Airways before this news broke. Now, I am excited to give it a try and also add other smaller destinations in Bahamas on my travel list.
Have you flown Silver Airways before? What do you think about this new partnership?