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Wed, 9 November 2022

Virgin Australia Resumes Sale of Codeshare Flights on Singapore Airlines' Global Network

(09/11/22)  Virgin Australia has resumed the sale of codeshare flights to a host of destinations on Singapore Airlines global network, enabling travellers to book on Virgin's website for seamless travel between Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond.

The move is the next step in returning the carriers partnership to pre-pandemic operations, following the resumption of redemption bookings and mileage/points conversion for KrisFlyer and Velocity members earlier this year.

While miles and points earn remained unchanged throughout the pandemic, the resumption of codeshare flights unlocks the full rewards and benefits of the partnership for customers as demand for international travel continues to improve.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 reg: 9V-SMR. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 reg: 9V-SMR. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

JoAnn Tan, Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, said, Virgin Australia has been a longstanding partner of Singapore Airlines for over a decade, helping to fly our mutual customers to key destinations in Australia and around the world. The return of the VA code on SIA flights provides even more opportunities for Australians to seamlessly explore the world, no matter where they are based. As more countries across Asia remove travel restrictions, it also opens up Australia to travellers from these regions.

Virgin Australia will codeshare on 42 destinations covering 23 countries on the Singapore Airlines network, including Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) in Vietnam, Seoul in South Korea, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Paris in Europe, London in the United Kingdom, and Jakarta in Indonesia, as well as Singapore Airlines home base of Singapore.

Singapore Airlines continues to offer codeshare flights on 64 routes covering 31 destinations on Virgin Australias domestic and international network, including the addition of Queenstown in New Zealand.

Singapore Airlines has been a valued partner of Virgin Australia for well over a decade and we are excited to resume the sale of codeshare flights, creating a more seamless booking experience for our customers, said Alistair Hartley, Virgin Australia Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. Customers are now able to search and book flights to a host of destinations on Singapore Airlines global network directly via virginaustralia.com, including to popular tourist destinations across Asia and beyond. Expanding our partnership with Singapore Airlines means we are able to offer our loyal customers more choice and value when travelling internationally, creating more ways to see the world, through wonderful travel experiences on Singapore Airlines.

The two carriers have said that they are working to expand codeshare flights to more destinations across Singapore Airlines network in the coming weeks, subject to regulatory approval.

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