Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic announced (12-Jan-2011) a codeshare agreement on services between the UK and New Zealand, expected to become effective on 28-Feb-2011 after the relevant government approvals. The agreement follows interline cooperation between the airlines and a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership agreement. Virgin Atlantic passengers will be able to connect onto the following Air New Zealand services:
- Los Angeles-Rarotonga;
- San Francisco-Auckland;
Air New Zealand: "This new codeshare agreement provides yet further connectivity options for our customers as well as providing important connectivity for Virgin Atlantic customers to New Zealand and also the Cook Islands,” Rob Fyfe, CEO. Source: Air New Zealand, 11-Jan-2011.