Virgin Australia Boosts Regional Presence with Link Airways

Virgin Australia Boosts Regional Presence with Link Airways
Photo Credit: Mehdi Nazarinia via Wikimedia Commons.

Virgin Australia has this week boosted it’s regional presence through a partnership with Link Airways.

It is understood that the first codeshare flights are already on sale.

This will boost the airline’s footprint in the country by 45%.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Strong News for Virgin Australia…


Virgin Australia Boosts Regional Presence with Link Airways
Photo Credit: Link Airways.

It is understood that the first codesharing flights between Virgin Australia & Link Airways are now on sale.

17 services have been placed on the codeshare, amounting to 90 flights per week in a big boost.

It also means that customers at VA will be able to seamlessly travel through 42 Australian destinations seamlessly.

This includes significant improvements to the check-in and baggage transfer element of flying.

So in all, this produces strong benefits for the flying public as well with Virgin Australia & Link Airways.

Sky’s The Limit, Says VA CSTO…


Virgin Australia Boosts Regional Presence with Link Airways
Jeff Gilbert (GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or GFDL 1.2 http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html), via Wikimedia Commons

Commenting on this further was Alistair Hartley, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer at Virgin Australia:

“The sky’s the limit now for so many regional Australians wanting better connectivity between home and the rest of our great 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.”

“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.

“Virgin Australia is committed to providing value for our customers and we are proud to know this agreement between us and Link Airways will go a long way to providing customers with connectivity and choice.”

Overall…


In conclusion, this partnership between the two sides looks to be beneficial for both sides.

Link Airways can acquire more revenue through this partnership.

Virgin Australia can also do the same and also increase their regional presence at the same time.

But for now, let’s see how the partnership develops, as well as whether there is scope to expand in the future.

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