27 Jun 2012
Coming on board as a ‘marketing carrier’ Virgin Australia has applied for a new code share with alliance carrier, Singapore Airlines, on flights to Paris and the Netherlands.
In its application to the International Air Services Association (IASC), Virgin said it was looking to code share on Singapore Airlines flights flying on routes; Australia - Singapore - Paris as well as Australia - Singapore - Amsterdam.
The carrier said if approval is granted it would also continue to serve the Australia - Abu Dhabi - Paris route with alliance partner, Etihad, as both routing “can be accommodated within Virgin Australia’s current allocation of third country code share capacity on France”.
Meanwhile on the Amsterdam route, Virgin said it was seeking an allocation of 400 seats per week for a period running up to five years.
The airline expects allocation to be fully used by 24 March next year.
Meanwhile this week Singapore Airlines said it was looking to expand its presence down under, with plans to increase flights in Australia from 102 to 112 per week.