17th May 2018
Written on 17th May 2018
Fly Virgin all the way to the UK under new Virgin partnership
Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic have put flights on sale under their codeshare partnership, which will allow guests to travel effortlessly between Australia and the United Kingdom (UK).
This is exciting news for the airlines’ customers, as the codeshare will provide them with more flexibility when booking long-haul services between the two countries.
Key benefits under the codeshare include:
- Enabling guests to travel between Australia and London on Virgin flights, connecting through Los Angeles or Hong Kong;
- Providing guests travelling from the UK with options for convenient connections to eight cities on Virgin Australia’s domestic network; Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney;
- Expanding the customer offering to include new connections on Virgin Australia’s domestic network, being Adelaide-Sydney, Adelaide-Melbourne and Canberra-Melbourne;
- Allowing guests to organise all flights, including the connecting flights, under the one booking, with a single check-in and baggage drop;
- Allowing Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to earn miles, and Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members to earn Points and Status Credits when flying with either airline under the codeshare; and
- Providing eligible members of the Frequent Flyer Program with full access to Virgin Australia Lounges and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses.
Virgin Atlantic offers up to three daily services between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, with a daily service to Hong Kong. Both routes are operated on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest aircraft in its fleet.
Virgin Australia operates up to 18 flights per week between Australia and Los Angeles on its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. It also offers daily services between Melbourne and Hong Kong1 and will be launching daily flights between Sydney and Hong Kong on 2nd July 2018 using its A330-200 aircraft, which features the award-winning Business Class product, ‘The Business.’