Virgin Australia and SIA expand codeshare

4 Oct 2012

Virgin Australia has expanded its codeshare with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to include nine cities in India and five destinations in Europe. 

The airline will now codeshare on SIA’s flights from Singapore to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. It will also codeshare on flights operated by SIA’s subsidiary SilkAir to three of the same destinations, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata, as well as the additional cities Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. 

Passengers can travel on a single ticket between these Indian destinations and Singapore and then onwards to the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide.  

Virgin Australia will also codeshare with SIA to give onward connections to the European cities of Amsterdam, Munich, Paris, Zurich and Copenhagen for flights from Darwin and Perth 

It has a separate codeshare with Etihad Airways for flights to Europe from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  

Members of SIA’s KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme can earn and redeem miles on Virgin Australia’s flights. Equally, members of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer programme can earn and redeem points and status credits when travelling on those flights operated by SIA and SilkAir. Velocity Gold and Platinum members can also use SIA lounges. 

Virgin Australia and SIA first launched their codeshare agreement in March this year, beginning with routes from Australia to China or South Africa, via Singapore (see story here).  

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Nicholas Olczak

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