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Virgin Australia today commenced sales of its new codeshare services with Virgin America for travel from 17th of July 2012.
Under the agreement, Virgin Australia will codeshare on Virgin America services from Los Angeles to eight destinations including Portland, Washington, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia and Seattle.
Virgin Australia already codeshares on a range of other routes in the United States with alliance partner Delta Air Lines.
Virgin Australia Group Executive of Alliances, Network and Yield Merren McArthur said: “We are delighted to offer Virgin Australia guests access to Virgin America services in the United States.
“Virgin Australia guests will connect seamlessly from Los Angeles to important cities such as Chicago, Washington and Boston and will continue to enjoy frequent flyer recognition throughout the journey.
“We already codeshare on a range of other routes in the United States with our alliance partner Delta Air Lines and this will allow us to offer a total of 25 codeshare destinations and over 300 interline destinations across North America1”, Ms McArthur said.
Virgin America Vice President of Planning and Sales Diana Walke said: “This is the first-ever codeshare agreement for our young airline and we are excited to offer a more seamless experience to travellers from both sides of the Pacific, especially our most loyal guests – those who seek out the award-winning service for which Virgin airlines are known.
“With the Red™ touch-screen entertainment platform and three well-aligned classes of service – our product is well-matched to Virgin Australia”, Ms Walke said.
To celebrate the new codeshare service, Virgin Australia is offering a range of special launch fares from today until the 17th of July2 for as little as $1452 Economy return departing Melbourne for Dallas, $1620 Economy return departing Sydney for Portland and $1673 Economy return departing Brisbane for Fort Lauderdale3.
To make a booking, call Virgin Australia on 13 67 89 or visit the website: www.virginaustralia.com.
1 Includes Virgin Australia’s codeshare with Hawaiian Airlines to the Hawaiian Islands.
2 Unless sold out prior.
3 Fares as advertised on the website and are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change.