Singapore Airlines has welcomed the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft approval of its
proposed alliance with Virgin Australia.
Regulatory approval will enable Singapore
Airlines and Virgin Australia to build an integrated alliance,
with an expanded network and seamless service offerings for
The alliance will connect Singapore Airlines'
global network with Virgin Australia's wide range of Australian
and Pacific destinations, offering customers seamless connections,
more convenient flight schedules, access to more airport lounges and
greater opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles.
Singapore Airlines’ Regional Vice-President
South West Pacific Subhas Menon said, "We are pleased with the
ACCC's draft approval. We pride ourselves on setting the benchmark
for service excellence, product innovation and network
connectivity in line with our customers' needs, and our
partnership with Virgin Australia will enable us to deliver a
best-in-class travel experience across Australia. Today's
announcement will be welcome news to leisure and corporate
travellers alike who will benefit from the more attractive and
competitive travel options this alliance will provide."
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia lodged
an application with the ACCC in June under which the airlines
- Codeshare on each other's international and
- Offer reciprocal frequent flyer programme
benefits and lounge access;
- Coordinate schedules between
Singapore and Australia and beyond to provide seamless
- Engage in joint sales, marketing and
The proposed alliance is subject to regulatory
approvals in Australia and Singapore.
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