Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) are expanding their codeshare agreement to cover more destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Scandinavian Airlines and SIA have expanded their codesharing with immediate effect to SAS-operated flights from Copenhagen to Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim in Norway; Gothenburg in Sweden; Aalborg, Aarhus and Billund in Denmark; and Turku in Finland.
In turn, SAS is codesharing on Singapore Airlines-operated flights beyond Singapore to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in Australia; Auckland in New Zealand; Denpasar (the capital of the province of Bali) and Jakarta in Indonesia; and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
“This codeshare expansion is an important step in the deepening of our cooperation with SAS. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers greater access to destinations in Scandinavia through our partnership with SAS,” says Lee Wen Fen, SIA’s acting senior vice president, marketing planning.
Star Alliance partners SIA and SAS received final regulatory approval for a joint venture in November last year. The partnership encompasses joint operations, including the coordination of flight schedules and joint sales activities.
As part of the partnership, SIA increased the frequency of its flights between Singapore and Copenhagen from three to five flights per week from March 31, with SAS codesharing on the flights.
SIA and SAS have been codesharing since December 2010. The agreement initially saw SIA adding its code to SAS-operated flights beyond Copenhagen to Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm, and SAS codesharing on SIA-operated flights between Copenhagen and Singapore and on selected flights between Singapore and Bangkok.