Virgin Australia and Link Airways codeshare tickets are now live

Virgin Australia and Link Airways codeshare tickets are now live
Edited by Travel Weekly

    The first codeshare flights between Virgin Australia and Link Airways have gone on sale, giving regional Australians the chance to fly between 41 destinations across the country on a single booking.

    The partnership expands Virgin Australia’s regional footprint by approximately 45 per cent, offering services to destinations like Inverell, Wollongong, and Bileola which are not currently serviced by any other major airline.

    Guests can book codeshare flights directly via Virgin Australia’s website, on any of the 17 new routes, equating to around 90 more flight opportunities across regional Australia per week.

    Guests with Velocity membership will be able to earn both Points and Status Credits on Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by Link Airways, and Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members will also earn bonus Points and receive an additional baggage allowance, when flying on eligible fares. Eligible Velocity members can also access Virgin Australia Lounges when travelling on these Virgin Australia codeshare services.

    Virgin Australia chief strategy and transformation officer, Alistair Hartley, said this move will bolster connectivity for regional Australians between their home and the rest of the country.

    “We know our customers in regional Australia want this service, having already sold thousands of seats via travel agents since we announced the partnership in January,” Hartley said.

    “I can confirm that Bundaberg to Brisbane return is our most popular route so far under this new partnership.

    “Our guests will be able to enjoy our seamless and efficient service, earn loyalty points and enjoy the benefits under our award-winning Velocity Frequent Flyer program.”

    Link Airways manager Network Strategy and Development, Jeff Boyd,

    “Link Airways is extremely pleased to team with Virgin Australia as a Domestic Codeshare Partner Airline and it looks forward to welcoming many more new customers aboard,” Boyd said.

    “Today’s announcement will further enhance the connectivity for people travelling to and from the amazing Australian Regional Towns and Cities that we service and provide seamless connectivity Australia-wide through the Virgin Australia’s expansive route network.”

    New regional routes available as Virgin Australia codeshare (in both directions):

    • Brisbane <> Coffs Harbour (BNE-CFS)
    • Brisbane <> Bundaberg (BNE–BDB)
    • Brisbane <> Biloela (BNE-ZBL)
    • Brisbane <> Inverell (BNE-IVR)
    • Brisbane <> Narrabri (BNE-NAA)
    • Brisbane <> Dubbo (BNE–DBO)
    • Brisbane <> Orange (BNE–OAG)
    • Brisbane <> Tamworth (BNE–TMW)
    • Brisbane <> Armidale (BNE–ARM)
    • Brisbane <> Wollongong (BNE–WOL)
    • Sydney <> Narrabri (SYD-NAA)
    • Sydney <> Inverell (SYD-IVR)
    • Melbourne <> Dubbo (MEL-DBO)
    • Melbourne <> Orange (MEL-OAG)
    • Melbourne <> Wollongong (MEL-WOL)
    • Canberra <> Hobart (CBR-HBA)
    • Canberra <> Newcastle (CBR-NTL).

    Guests can book via the Virgin Australia website.

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