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SAA enters into new code share agreement with Virgin Australia

February 7, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Africa’s leading airline, South African Airways (SAA), has announced a new code share agreement with Virgin Australia.

Commenting on the move today, SAA’s Country Manager for Australasia Tim Clyde-Smith said the new agreement would offer more travel choices to customers travelling from Australia to Africa.

“This is an exciting development for SAA in the Australian market. The new code share means tickets are on sale fromtomorrow, 7 February, and are for travel from 11 February,” Tim said.

“SAA has had an interline partnership with Virgin Australia since July 2010 when we formalised a commercial agreement to handle customers travelling on both our airlines. We are now expanding this relationship into a formal code share agreement,” he said.

“The new code share acknowledges the growth of Virgin Australia as one of Australia’s leading domestic airlines while meeting customer demands for more choice when making their international travel arrangements.”

“It will give customers expanded access to Johannesburg and onto our extensive African network from Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide on domestic Virgin Australia routes.”

“Customers will not only get seamless travel but can also earn status miles through our Voyager frequent flyer programme.  They will also have the benefit of through-checking their baggage and receiving boarding passes to Johannesburg from their original location in Australia and onto any destination in Africa served by SAA.”

“This is great news for Australian customers as they look for an expanded range of travel options and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with Virgin Australia in the future,” Tim concluded.

Tickets for the new code share flights can be purchased online at www.flysaa.com.au  through travel agents or by calling reservations on 1300 435 972.

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