Virgin Australia’s passengers are now being offered connections to three major Canadian cities, via the airline’s trans-Pacific flights to Los Angeles.
A new codeshare agreement with Air Canada will enable passengers flying on any of Virgin Australia’s 18 weekly flights to LA to continue onwards with Canada’s national carrier to Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.
The launch of this codeshare partnership follows the initial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two carriers in December 2016. It also comes less than two months after the launch of Virgin Australia’s new direct service between Melbourne and LA.
“We are proud to enhance our services from Australia to Los Angeles by offering seamless codeshare connections to three major Canadian cities,” said John Thomas, Virgin Australia’s group executive. “This codeshare agreement will make it easier for Australians to visit Canada and for Canadians to explore more of Australia.”
Virgin Australia is also planning to codeshare on Air Canada’s direct flights between Australia and Vancouver in a subsequent stage of the agreement. Air Canada currently operates daily flights from Vancouver to Sydney and Brisbane and plans to launch seasonal services between Vancouver and Melbourne from December 2017.