PezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
Um, you refer to Virgin Group? In that case - yes, but just because they codeshare with one airline in the group doesn't mean they have to codeshare with others. Just as an example, they could codeshare with BA, but not with IB, even though BA and IB are in the same group.
No, they are NOT part of th same "group"! There is no Virgin "Group of Airlines" in the sense of a corporate structure, group board of directors or corporate planning & coordination sections. The only thing that is truely common is that each airline has a licenese from the Virgin Group (UK) to use that brand name.
The Virgin Group owns 51% of VS, which gives it day to day control, they own 25% of VAH, which owns DJ/VA, and I beleive, 25% of VX which is not enough for control of either airline.
So don't expect any great level of cooperation between Virgin airlines, there is NO reason to expect it.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
Quoting leonardoq (Thread starter): why is DJ an Etihad partner but you actually can't buy tickets to where VS flights to?
Further to the above, other than HKG why on earth would DJ want to code share with VS? The only other destination they would pick up is LHR, which pales in comparison with EY's extensive European network.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6872 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1579 times:
because VA offers them something that VS cannot. Access to the Australasian region of Australia/New Zealand and the South pacific. EY also have an arrangement with NZ. VS offers nothing EY that they can't deliver themselves...
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2744 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 4): Further to the above, other than HKG why on earth would DJ want to code share with VS? The only other destination they would pick up is LHR, which pales in comparison with EY's extensive European network.
Why not, a joint RTW fare using VX, VA, DJ, VS would be nothing more than a joint fare like lots of carrier do. I'd also like to see all the Virgin branded carriers start their own alliance, and maybe start Virgin South America or Virgin Africa, Didn't Virgin Nigeria go bust? This would be keeping customer with a worldwide name and brand recognition for the entire journey. The average lay person world not know there was a huge difference between carriers, they'd just see Virgin on the tail and feel they were flying the same carrier.
Rule number One, NEVER underestimate the other guys greed
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5531 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1405 times:
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 6):
Why not, a joint RTW fare using VX, VA, DJ, VS would be nothing more than a joint fare like lots of carrier do. I'd also like to see all the Virgin branded carriers start their own alliance
Not going to happen! The Virgin branded airlines do not have a sifficient "community of interests" make that practical and no one controlls enough of the various companies to make it stick. For example I see little of joint interest between VA & VX, most if not all of VA's connections needs in USA, are satisfied by DL. And frankly even less common interest between VA & VS.