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Virgin Australia applies for code-shares on Korean route

February 26, 2014 Aviation, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Virgin Australia has applied to Australia’s International Air Services Commission (IASC) for an allocation of 1000 seats per week on the Singapore/Korea route to implement code-share services, as a marketing carrier, on flights operated by Singapore Airlines.

A letter to the IASC from Virgin confirms the airline wants an allocation of 1000 seats per week on the route, to be utilised for joint services with SIA for five years. Events

“As part of our alliance with Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd (Virgin Australia) intends to implement code share services, as a marketing carrier, on flights operated by Singapore Airlines on the Australia-Singapore-Korea route,” the carrier states.

The allocation will be fully used by 25 October 2014, Virgin adds.

Virgin Australia has a long-term strategic alliance with Singapore Airlines and SIA subsidiary Silk Air. Singapore Airlines is a major shareholder in Virgin Australia.

Virgin Australia is progressively offering codeshare flights connecting its network to over 70 new destinations, expanding its global network into Asia, the Indian Sub-continent and Africa.

Members of Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards program can now earn frequent flyer points and Status Credits when travelling on Singapore Airlines, and can redeem points across Singapore Airlines extensive network.

Written by : Peter Needham

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