New codeshare agreement between Virgin America and Virgin Australia takes effect
Virgin America recently started implementing its new codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia.
Virgin America announced that its new codeshare partnership with Virgin Australia became effective from July 17, 2012. According to the airline, Virgin Australia has now started putting its flight code on Virgin America-operated flights.
The airline stated that Virgin Australia has started code-sharing on flights operated by Virgin America from Los Angeles to 25 codeshare destinations as well as above 300 interline destinations across North America. The important destinations include Washington, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Dallas, Portland, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago.
Virgin Australia will now be able extend its flights network within the United States through this new codeshare agreement.
Virgin Australia Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield Merren McArthur said that for Australia the United States continues to remain quite an important market. The US is also the third most popular international destination for travelers from Australia. It is also the fourth biggest source of overseas travelers to Australia.