Virgin Australia today announced flights to Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain will be added to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways from today, 9 April 2015.
The addition of Edinburgh and Madrid takes the number of Etihad-operated codeshare destinations that customers travelling on Virgin Australia’s network will be able to connect to from any Australian airport to 37.
The codeshare flights to Edinburgh and Madrid will connect through Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The flights between the two new destinations and Abu Dhabi will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft with 22 business class seats and 240 economy seats.
Velocity Frequent Flyers will be able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits on all eligible sectors as well as enjoy applicable benefits such as lounge access where available and extra checked baggage allowances.
This is an extension of the strategic alliance between Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways which already covers over 100 codeshare and interline destinations globally. Virgin Australia is committed to growing with its alliance partners to deliver outstanding choice and value to its customers.
Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia currently operate 70 flights per week between Australia and Abu Dhabi.