British Airways Launches New Codeshare with S7 Airlines

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British Airways and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have started to codeshare on each other's flights between the UK and Russia.

British Airways and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have started codesharing on each other's flights between London Heathrow, Moscow and across domestic routes in Russia from February 8, 2011. This follows S7's recent entry into the Oneworld Alliance.

British Airways' code will be placed on selected domestic Russian routes operated by S7 and its subsidiary Globus, while S7's code will be placed on all British Airways’ services between Moscow and London Heathrow. The airlines' customers will be able to book their whole journey on each other's websites and earn frequent flyer points on the codeshare routes.

British Airways general manager Europe and Africa, Gavin Halliday, said: "Russia is an important market for us and we are pleased that our relationship with S7 is developing well. The codeshare with S7 will give our customers much better access to many more cities across Russia and help S7 customers take advantage of better links to Heathrow Terminal 5."

The codeshares will operate on S7 flights between Moscow (http://www.britishairways.com/travel/moscow/public/en_gb ) and Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk and Ufa. All British Airways services between Moscow Domodedovo and London Heathrow Terminal 5 (http://www.britishairways.com/travel/terminal-5-changes/public/en_gb?gsLink=searchResults ) will carry an S7 code as well.

British Airways offers a range of two to five-star hotels in Russian cities served by the new codeshare agreement. Customers can book flights to St Petersburg (http://www.britishairways.com/travel/saint-petersburg/public/en_gb ) with British Airways and stay in hotels such as the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel Sonya which is a design hotel based on 'Crime and Punishment' and the rooms featuring Rafael's Sistine Madonna on the walls or the 5* luxury Kempinski Moika 22 situated just off Palace Square with views to The Hermitage.

For additional convenience, the airline also offers Avis car rental in Moscow and St Petersburg.

The codeshare flights are available for sale on ba.com now.

About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations - including holidays, European city breaks (http://www.britishairways.com/travel/city-breaks/public/en_gb ), flights, car rental and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

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http://www.ba.com

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