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Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Blue Announce Code Share  
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Australian budget airline Virgin Blue and international carrier Virgin Atlantic - both owned by British billionaire Sir Richard Branson - have formed a code-sharing agreement.

Virgin Atlantic, which has launched its inaugural flight between London and Sydney, said the code-sharing arrangement would mean a single Virgin Atlantic code for passengers flying on both airlines to, from and within Australia on the designated services.

The agreement will start in April.

The agreement will initially be for passengers travelling to and from London via Hong Kong to Sydney with a code-share service operated by Virgin Blue to Brisbane, Coolangatta and Melbourne. Plans are under way to expand the agreement to other ports.

Virgin Atlantic will use Airbus A340-600 aircraft on the London to Sydney route, which will take 22 hours 40 minutes, including a 90-minute Hong Kong stopover.

Virgin Atlantic "is cost-competitive and very attractive in marketing", said Jim Eckes, managing director of Indoswiss Aviation, which provides advisory services for the industry.

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Yep, this was bound to happen I'm surprised its going to be starting much later then what it is.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Its going to be a rude shock to someone connecting from their comfy UCS to the regular DJ seat.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

No mention of UA/DJ's codeshare... guess that'll remain intact as well

User currently offlineBD1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Will DJ pax have to pay extra?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineFlyLondon From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

Oh look at that! And after they opposed the BA/QF joint services agreement! More Virgin hypocrisy.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3560 times:


The difference is that BA and QF both had routes to AU, while DJ had no route matching VS's.

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