Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Virgin Australia have launched the first phase of their alliance, commencing an initial interline agreement and offering reciprocal lounge access to eligible customers.
SIA's customers are able to connect to a range of Australian destinations served by Virgin Australia on one ticket, with terminal transfers, in-flight entertainment and meals.
In addition, SIA customers will be able to interline on Virgin Australia's domestic network. Virgin Australia Velocity Gold members and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold members will also have reciprocal access to each airline's airport lounges.
Merren McArthur, group executive, Virgin Australia, said: "Today's interline agreement will make it easier for Singapore Airlines' customers from all over the world to travel through to a range of domestic and regional destinations around Australia. Should our proposed alliance receive regulatory approval, we will expand our cooperation to better promote these Australian destinations to a whole range of additional cities throughout Asia."