Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Virgin Australia will expand their codeshare agreement in 2013 to cover further destinations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom.
The extended agreement between the two airlines will offer Singapore Airlines customers access to 32 Australian cities as well as trans-Tasman flights between Australia and New Zealand.
Virgin Australia will in turn extend its current codeshare cover connections from the East Coast of Australia to Europe, the United Kingdom and additional cities in Asia, via SIA’s hub in Singapore.
“With more cities covered, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia can together offer even better connections for our customers between Singapore and Australia, as well as through our Singapore hub to many more points around the world,” said SIA Executive Vice President Commercial, Mak Swee Wah.
SIA and Virgin Australia entered into a wide-ranging partnership last year. In addition to codesharing, the alliance covers reciprocal frequent-flyer programme benefits and lounge access.