On 7 November 2022, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines resumed the sale of Virgin Australia codeshare flights allowing customers to book directly on virginaustralia.com for seamless travel between Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond.
The strategic partnership between both airlines was formed in 2011. This agreement was extended for a further five years this year. Virgin Australia will codeshare on 42 destinations covering 23 countries on the Singapore Airlines network. These include Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Jakarta and Singapore.
More destinations will be added to this list in the coming months. SIA continues to codeshare on Virgin Australia’s domestic and international network, totalling 31 destinations and 64 routes. This includes the addition of Queenstown in New Zealand. Virgin Australia resumed daily flights to Queenstown, New Zealand from Sydney and Brisbane with four week return services from Melbourne earlier this month. This is the first time in nearly 1,000 days that the airline has touched down in Queenstown.
“Expanding our partnership with Singapore Airlines means we are able to offer our loyal customers more choice and value when travelling internationally, creating more ways to see the world, through wonderful travel experiences on Singapore Airlines.”Mr Alistair Hartley, Virgin Australia Group Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer
Arrival and departure boards worldwide will once again feature the Virgin Australia ‘VA’ airline code on Singapore Airlines’ flights.
Earlier this year, KrisFlyer and Velocity members could redeem bookings and convert points. Miles and Points earn has remained unchanged throughout the pandemic. The full rewards and benefits of the partnership has been unlocked with today’s announcement.
As of 31 October 2022, Singapore Airlines has 33 codeshare partners and access to over 200 destinations. The flag carrier has significant wide-ranging partnerships with airlines including Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia and Vistara. In November 2021, SIA expanded separate partnerships with Garuda Indonesia and Malaysia Airlines. In April 2022, SIA and United Airlines expanded their codeshare agreement enabling customers to connect to more destinations within both airlines’ network.