Virgin Australia will expand its codeshare arrangement with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to include services from Adelaide to Europe.
Subject to regulatory approval, Virgin Australia will codehsare on SIA’s services from Adelaide via Singapore to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome and Zurich.
The move marks an expansion from the existing codeshare arrangement on SIA’s flights from Adelaide to destinations in Asia and South Africa.
“South Australia is an important focus for Virgin Australia and key to this is providing our customers in Adelaide with an extensive international network,” said Virgin Australia’s Group Executive of Alliances, Network & Yield, Merren McArthur.
“Singapore Airlines currently offers 10 flights per week from Adelaide to Singapore, meaning Virgin Australia customers will have access to the greatest frequency of flights of any international airline from Adelaide, allowing connections to Singapore Airlines extensive network to Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia and South Africa.”
SIA’S Regional Vice President, Subhas Menon, added; “We are delighted to offer more travel options to Europe from Adelaide. The frequency of Singapore Airlines services out of Adelaide to all of Europe’s major destinations allow our customers in South Australia to enjoy optimal transit times as well as a range of same day travel options.
“In addition to this, our alliance with Virgin Australia further provides South Australia the benefit of seamless travel as well as reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access across our global network, not to mention improved options for visitors to travel beyond Adelaide to other Australian ports. As we approach 30 years of connecting Adelaide to the world, the alliance with Virgin Australia further reinforces our unwavering commitment to South Australia”, Menon added.
The arrangement is a continuation of the roll-out of Virgin Australia’s alliance with Singapore Airlines, which already includes 62 codeshare and interline destinations in Asia and South Africa from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, and 12 destinations in Europe and UK from Perth and Darwin.