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Virgin America and China Airlines begin codeshare flights

Virgin America has implemented a codeshare arrangement with China Airlines that will offer customers seamless bookings and travel between Taipei, Taiwan, as well as other cities in Asia and multiple destinations across the United States.

The new codeshare agreement, Virgin America’s fourth, involves China Airlines placing its two-letter airline code (CI) on a range of the US carrier’s markets including flights between Los Angeles and/or San Francisco to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York (JFK), Seattle and Washington Dulles (IAD). China Airlines customers can book their journey across the United States with Virgin America via China Airlines' website and experience one-stop check-in for boarding passes and checked bags.

"We are very pleased to launch our fourth codeshare partnership with one of Asia's leading carriers, China Airlines. Taiwan is both an important inbound and outbound tourism market for our airline and this arrangement will open up new opportunities to travel seamlessly between the United States and Asia through a simple one-stop booking and check-in process," explained Virgin America's director of network planning, Adam Green.

The codeshare partnership expands on the two airline's existing interline agreement, which began in May 2012.

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