Singapore Airlines (SIA) has begun codesharing on Australian domestic flights operated by alliance partner Virgin Australia.
The airline says its Australian domestic codeshare will provide Singapore Airlines customers travelling to and from Australia with more travel options and seamless connections.
Singapore Airlines currently serves five Australian cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. By putting its ‘SQ’ flight-designator code on Virgin Australia-operated flights, SIA is adding 20 more cities to its codeshare network. Tickets for the codeshare flights are now open for sale.
“Our customers across the globe can now enjoy seamless access to more parts of Australia through Virgin Australia’s extensive domestic network, ” says Mak Swee Wah, Singapore Airlines’ executive vice president commercial. “This opens up a wide range of itineraries to both business and leisure travellers alike, with the full-service convenience that customers expect of Singapore Airlines.”
SIA’s alliance with Virgin Australia also enables members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent-flyer program to earn and redeem miles for Virgin Australia flights, in addition to offering eligible customers access to Virgin Australia lounges.
Singapore Airlines is codesharing on round-trip flights operated by Virgin Australia between Brisbane and Darwin, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Williamtown.
Additionally, SIA is codesharing on Virgin Australia round-trips linking Melbourne with Hobart, Launceston, Darwin and Mildura; and on round-trips between Perth and Darwin, Port Hedland, Newman and Karratha.
From Sydney, Singapore Airlines is putting its ‘SQ’ code on Virgin Australia round-trips to Canberra, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Maroochydore, Hervey Bay, Ballina, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Albury.