Under the agreement which takes effect today, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Air China-operated flights between Singapore and Beijing. SilkAir will also add its ‘MI’ designator code to Air China-operated flights between Singapore and Chengdu.
On a reciprocal basis, Air China will add its ‘CA’ designator code to selected Singapore Airlines-operated flights between Singapore and Beijing and on SilkAir-operated flights between Singapore and Chengdu.
Singapore Airlines operates 21 weekly services to Beijing, while SilkAir operates 14 weekly services to Chengdu. Air China operates 14 weekly services between Beijing and Singapore and seven weekly services between Chengdu and Singapore.
“This new codeshare agreement is an important step in the deepening of our cooperation with our Star Alliance partner, Air China. We are delighted to be able to offer customers more options and convenience when planning their travel itineraries between Singapore and China,” said Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen.
Added SilkAir Vice President Commercial Ryan Pua: “The start of our codeshare partnership with Air China will enable us to jointly offer enhanced connections, benefiting customers who now have greater flexibility in their travel to and from China.”
Tickets are now open for sale. Details of the codeshare schedules can be found in Annex A.
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir already have a codeshare agreement with Air China subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines for flights between Singapore and Shenzhen.