Posted on: 04 March 2013 by Mark Howells
Singapore Airlines and Virgin America are to expand their existing codeshare agreement to include a frequent flyer partnership that will allow members of each airline’s loyalty programme to earn and redeem points or miles for travel on the partner’s programme.
Therefore, members of Singapore Airlines’ PPS Club and KrisFlyer loyalty frequent flyer programmes, will be able to earn KrisFlyer miles when travelling on all Virgin America flights, and can redeem their KrisFlyer miles for award travel on all Virgin America routes. Members of Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer programme can now earn Elevate points when flying with Singapore Airlines, as well as redeem their Elevate points for international reward flights on all routes flown by Singapore Airlines.
Since the launch of the two airlines’ codeshare agreement in December 2012, Singapore Airlines passengers have been able to seamlessly book using the Singapore Airlines code (SQ) on a single ticket for customers travelling between Asia and the multiple Virgin America destinations in the US including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago O’Hare, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
“Through our new partnership with Singapore Airlines, we’re able to offer enhanced international travel options to our Elevate members, tapping into an extensive route network across Asia in particular. As an airline that differentiates itself through our distinctive service and unique amenities, Virgin America looks to partner with airlines where the quality of service across cabins is well-aligned with what our most frequent flyers have come to expect,” explained Phil Seward, Virgin America’s director of guest loyalty. “That is why we’re extremely pleased and proud to partner with Singapore Airlines, an airline that has been recognised by travellers from the world over for its superlative guest service and in-flight experience.”