1 October 2014 | Network

Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines expand codeshare to three new destinations

Photo courtesy of Tian LawsonPhoto courtesy of Tian Lawson

Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines today announced they will be expanding their partnership in North America, adding three new destinations as part of their codeshare agreement.

Customers of both airlines will now be able to fly from Australia to Nashville, Kansas City and Raleigh/Durham as part of the alliance’s continued commitment to strengthening its footprint in the US market.

The growing alliance between the two airlines, which was launched in 2011, now offers Australians access to over 245 destinations across North and Central America.

Flights between Los Angeles and Nashville will operate daily, Los Angeles to Kansas City services will operate twice a day and 10 flights per week will be available on the Los Angeles to Raleigh/Durham route.

Virgin Australia’s Chief Commercial Officer, Judith Crompton said: “Our international network continues to expand and we now offer Australians the ability to fly to more than 450 destinations around the world. Thanks to our strong alliance with Delta Air Lines we now have over 245 codeshare and interline destinations available to our customers.

“We continue to work with our partners to ensure we offer a growing international network that meets the needs of our business and leisure customers. These three new destinations in North America are a very exciting addition to what is a very important market for us.

“The convenient direct services to and from Los Angeles will give Virgin Australia customers greater direct connections between all three cities in the US and our inbound travellers more access to the Virgin Australia’s domestic and international network.

“The joint venture between the two airlines has gone from strength to strength, including some recent adjustments to the network and new technological advancements on the Virgin Australia side, enabling enhanced coordination of revenue management systems improving our overall offering.”

Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines fly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into Los Angeles allowing customers to connect onto Delta Air Lines’ extensive North and Central American network.

The new destinations are on sale from today at www.virginaustralia.com and www.delta.com.