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Virgin Australia announces new codeshare destinations in Indonesia

05/11/2013

Virgin Australia today announced that a further five destinations have been added to its codeshare network across Indonesia, as part of the ongoing codeshare expansion with SilkAir (MI), the full-service regional wing of Singapore Airlines.

Virgin Australia Chief Commercial Officer Judith Crompton said: “Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and one of Australia’s most important trading partners, with over eleven billion dollars’ worth of trade between the two countries in 20121.

“We now have Virgin Australia marketing code on ten destinations across Indonesia that can be accessed on one ticket from all Virgin Australia serviced airports across Australia and New Zealand.

“SilkAir offers a high quality business and economy class product with a strong emphasis on customer service, ensuring the best possible travel experience for our customers”, Ms Crompton said.

As announced in October 2013, Velocity Frequent Flyer members are now able to earn Points and Status Credits or redeem their Points on the entire SilkAir network.

All of the new destinations are via Singapore and operated by either Airbus A319 or Airbus A320 aircraft offering Business and Economy class. The new destinations are: Bandung (BDO), Balikpapan (BPN), Lombok (LOP), Palembang (PLM) and Solo (SOC).

For more information and to book visit virginaustralia.com.

1Source: Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, available: http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/fs/indo.pdf.