United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have expanded their codeshare agreement to include 19 new destinations.
This news comes as countries in Asia ease their entry restrictions and reopen to travellers following the Covid-19 pandemic.
United’s customers will be able to connect to seven new destinations in southeast Asia including Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Denpasar in Bali, and Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia.
Passengers will also be able to connect to Perth in Australia and Male in the Maldives.
Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines’ customers can connect on United’s flights from Los Angeles to ten new codeshare destinations in the US. These include Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Cleveland, Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno and Sacramento.
Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international network and alliances at United, commented:
“United continues to provide critical links to Asia and we are the only US airline flying direct to Singapore from the US, with our nonstop San Francisco – Singapore flight.
“We are excited to further expand our partnership with Singapore Airlines and provide our customers greater convenience and access to world-class destinations in the region.”
JoAnn Tan, senior vice president marketing planning at Singapore Airlines, added:
“The expansion of the codeshare arrangement will provide both SIA and United customers with a greater array of choices and connections, as well as seamless transfers for their business or leisure travel. This will also help to strengthen the deep and long-standing ties between Singapore and the US.”
The flights will be rolled out for sale through the airlines’ respective booking channels “subject to regulatory approvals”.