Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia today announced the first two milestones of their recently approved alliance: new international and domestic routes to Darwin and the launch of frequent flyer program co-operation.
As part of a joint plan to increase services to northern Australia, Singapore Airlines’ regional full service airline, SilkAir, will begin a four-times-weekly service between Singapore and Darwin from 26 March 2012, and Virgin Australia will complement these services with a daily service between Sydney and Darwin from 2 April 20121.
The two airlines also confirmed that from 20 December this year, they would commence reciprocal frequent flyer recognition, enabling KrisFlyer members to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Virgin Australia’s entire network and Velocity members to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Singapore Airlines-operated flights2. Reciprocal lounge access is also available for eligible customers.