Written on 8th June 2017

Virgin Australia and Air Canada launch codeshare services

Virgin Australia has announced codeshare services on Air Canada flights between Los Angeles and three major Canadian cities, enabling customers to enjoy new, seamless connections between Australia and Canada.

Customers travelling on Virgin Australia’s 18 return services per week between Australia and Los Angeles will also be able to book travel on Air Canada’s flights between Los Angeles and:

  • Toronto (YYZ);
  • Calgary (YYC); and
  • Montreal (YUL)

Virgin Australia customers can earn Velocity Points when travelling on eligible codeshare services.

As part of the strategic cooperation between the airlines, Virgin Australia plans to place its code on Air Canada’s direct flights between Australia and Vancouver. Air Canada currently operates daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to Sydney and Brisbane and plans to offer seasonal non-stop flights between Vancouver and Melbourne from December 2017.

Virgin Australia and Air Canada intend to offer reciprocal frequent flyer redemption benefits on each other’s flights in a subsequent stage of the agreement, with further details to be released later in 2017.

In addition, travellers flying on Air Canada’s daily services from Vancouver to Brisbane and Sydney will be able to book travel on connecting Virgin Australia flights to Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Christchurch and Auckland. They can also book travel on Virgin Australia services from Sydney to Brisbane, Sydney to the Gold Coast and Brisbane to Wellington. Members of Air Canada’s loyalty program Aeroplan will earn Aeroplan Miles when travelling on these codeshare services.

Source: Virgin Australia