10-Oct-2012 10:07 AM

Virgin Australia to codeshare on Singapore Airlines service from Adelaide

Virgin Australia announced (09-Oct-2012) plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines to include Singapore Airlines services from Adelaide to Europe and the UK. The agreement will see Virgin Australia customers able to travel with Singapore Airlines via Singapore to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan Malpensa (interline), Moscow Domodedovo, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome Fiumicino (interline) and Zurich. Virgin Australia group executive of alliances, network and yield Merren McArthus said, "South Australia is an important focus for Virgin Australia and key to this is providing our customers in Adelaide with an extensive international network.... With a quick one-stop service through Singapore, our customers will be able to connect seamlessly to important business and leisure destinations including London and Paris and earn frequent flyer points and status credits in the process." Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines currently have a codeshare agreement which includes 62 codeshare and interline destinations in Asia and South Africa from Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The airlines expect to be granted regulatory approval for the expanded agreement "in the coming months" and will implement the codeshare services once they are approved. [more - original PR]

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