Virgin Australia strikes codeshare deal with Air Berlin

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Virgin Australia has signed a reciprocal codeshare agreement with Oneworld alliance member Air Berlin, effective 1 August.

Under the agreement, subject to government approval, Virgin will place its code on Air Berlin's direct daily services on the Abu Dhabi-Berlin and Abu Dhabi-Dusseldorf routes.

Meanwhile, Air Berlin will codeshare on Virgin's Abu Dhabi-Sydney and Phuket-Perth services, as well as nine of its domestic routes within Australia.

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is a shareholder in both Virgin and Air Berlin, with stakes of 10% and 29% respectively.