SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
- Virgin America, the award-winning U.S. airline, announces today that Singapore Airlines (SQ) will codeshare on select Virgin America flights. This new agreement, only the second international codeshare agreement for California-based Virgin America, offers seamless booking using the Singapore Airlines code (SQ) on a single ticket for guests traveling between Asia and multiple Virgin America destinations in the U.S. including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago (ORD), Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and Washington DC (IAD). Singapore Airlines operates non-stop flights between the US and Toyko, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Frankfurt. Virgin America's recent move to a new reservations system allowed the carrier to initiate new codeshare alliances and significantly expand its roster of interline partnerships.
Codeshare flights are on sale now and the first travel date is December 18. The move will allow Singapore Airlines travelers to have more options when connecting in the U.S. The partnership is a true quality alliance as Singapore Airlines is routinely named one of the top international carriers for its high levels of guest service and Virgin America has been named the Best Domestic Airline by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure Magazine, and Zagat and has swept other major travel awards every year since its launch in 2007.
"This agreement enables us to offer guests a seamless, award-winning travel experience across continents and significantly expand connection options in North America for Singapore Airlines' savvy travelers," said John MacLeod, Virgin America's senior vice president for planning and sales. "The partnership with one of the world's leading airlines is a testament to the quality of our product, and we're happy to welcome aboard Singapore Airlines guests in time for the holiday travel season."
"We are pleased to announce this important partnership with Virgin America which extends our network even further within the United States," said Singapore Airlines Acting Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chin Yau Seng. "The United States is an important market for Singapore Airlines and through this partnership we can offer our customers more travel options to more destinations."