Virgin Australia Group and United Airlines have today announced a new partnership that will offer customers more destinations and more benefits when travelling to cities across the United States, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America.
The partnership with United will replace the airline’s current codeshare and frequent flyer relationship with Delta Air Lines, in 2022.
Delta and Virgin Australia have been partners for over a decade, flying millions of customers between Australia and the Americas in that time.
Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka has acknowledged the significant partnership with Delta Air Lines.
“We’d like to thank Delta Air Lines for their long-standing commitment and relationship with Virgin Australia. As a strategic partner with Virgin Australia for many years, Delta Air Lines has shared a wonderful journey with us, and we appreciate and value the many achievements we made together.
“We will work closely with Delta over the coming months to transition our Velocity partnership, and of course, all bookings will continue to be honoured when Delta customers fly on Virgin Australia.”
NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
Delta Air Lines customers
Virgin Australia will honour all Delta customer bookings, and all Delta customers booked on Virgin Australia services will continue to enjoy all current benefits of the partnership. Velocity and SkyMiles Points/miles and Status Credit earn and redemption will also continue. Further details regarding the wind down of the Delta partnership will be announced in early 2022.