Virgin Australia announces various new codeshares

first_imgVirgin Australia today announced that for the first time it is offering a codeshare flight with South Africa’s largest carrier, South African Airways.Virgin will commence codeshare on South African Airways’ daily direct services from Perth to Johannesburg, with fares available for sale from Tuesday 14 October 2014.Members of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program will now have the ability to earn Points and Status Credits when flying between Perth and Johannesburg on the Virgin Australia codeshare flights.Virgin Australia chief commercial officer, Judith Crompton has said that this new codeshare is a great opportunity for Virgin and the customers.“This new codeshare enables our customers to connect seamlessly from our domestic services through to South Africa and gives our customers in Western Australia more choice,” said Ms Crompton.The airline also announced they will be expanding their partnership in North America with Delta Air Lines by adding three new destinations as part of their codeshare agreement.Customers of both airlines will now be able to fly from Australia to Nashville, Kansas City and Raleigh/Durham as part of the alliance’s continued commitment to strengthening its footprint in the US market.The growing alliance between the two airlines, which was launched in 2011, now offers Australians access to over 245 destinations across North and Central America.“Thanks to our strong alliance with Delta Air Lines we now have over 245 codeshare and interline destinations available to our customers,” said Ms Crompton.The convenient direct services to and from Los Angeles will give Virgin Australia customers greater direct connections between all three cities in the US and our inbound travellers more access to the Virgin Australia’s domestic and international network. Source = ETB News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img