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Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia launch round the world and circle pacific fares

03/07/2012

Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia today launched great value Round the World and Circle Pacific fares available from 31 of Virgin Australia’s ports across Australia, further enhancing the benefits on offer to travellers as a result of their alliance.

With one ticket, travellers departing and returning to Australia can travel around the world using the airlines’ combined networks with no restrictions on eligibility or the total number of stops made or minimum stays . KrisFlyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer members will also be able to accrue miles on these fares.

The Round the World fares start from $2264 to 85 destinations in 35 countries. A transatlantic crossing and a transpacific crossing must form part of a Round the World fare and can only occur once on the fare, with a side trip from Singapore to Asia permitted. The Circle Pacific fares start from $1969 to 36 destinations in 13 countries. A South Pacific crossing and a North / Central Pacific crossing must form part of a Circle Pacific fare and can only occur once on the fare, with a side trip from Singapore to South-East Asia also permitted.

Singapore Airlines' Regional Vice President, Mr Subhas Menon said: “Customers now have the benefit of being able to travel from all parts of Australia through to five continents. The Round the World and Circle Pacific fares offer a range of affordable and attractive travel options to Australian travellers with the convenience of combining travel to the USA, Europe and the Orient into one trip.”

Virgin Australia Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield, Merren McArthur said: “Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to offering guests a global network and competitive airfares. Overseas travel is becoming more and more popular with Australians; and Round the World and Circle Pacific fares are a cost-effective and attractive option. We are working closely with Singapore Airlines to ensure a seamless experience for guests, along with exceptional product and service.”

These fares are on offer all year round and only available in Australia. For more details and bookings, please contact a licensed travel agent.