Air Canada has signed a new agreement with Virgin Australia that will allow it to codeshare on multiple flights across Australia and New Zealand.
Scheduled to commence in early 2017, Air Canada will place its code on Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, as well as to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
This will enable single-ticket travel for passengers traveling to Australia on Air Canada’s daily services to Sydney and Brisbane, and the ability to earn air miles.
“This agreement with Virgin Australia lays the ground work for a mutually beneficial commercial cooperation that will offer Air Canada customers more travel options and frequent flyer benefits when travelling within Australia and New Zealand,” said Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s president & CEO. “We look forward to introducing Air Canada codeshare service on Virgin Australia’s flights and welcoming Virgin Australia’s customers on our flights beginning in the near future.”
In return, travellers arriving in Los Angeles on Virgin Australia’s flights from Sydney and Brisbane will be able to connect to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal with Air Canada.