codeshare/will codeshare on flights. VS
will put their code on DJ
services from SYD
, and DJ
will put their code on SYD
flights. I remember reading a VS
press release which said they had asked Navitaire to make VS
reservation systems compatible to allow through ticketing and check-in.
Here is the press release:
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue Announce Code Share Using Revolutionary Technology
Navitaire Helps Airlines Link Reservation Systems
Brisbane, 15 June 2005: Six months following the high-profile launch of its inaugural flight to Australia, Sir Richard Branson's International airline, Virgin Atlantic, has teamed up with Australian sister airline Virgin Blue in a much anticipated code share effective from 17 July 2005.
In keeping with both Virgin airlines' history of innovation, the code share is possible due to a world first technology breakthrough. The IT teams of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Blue and Navitaire will roll out new codeshare technology successfully linking the unique Navitaire 'Open Skies' reservations system utilised by Virgin Blue and many of the world's low cost carriers with the more complex traditional reservations system used by Virgin Atlantic.
The development allows Virgin Atlantic, which currently flies daily from Sydney to Hong Kong and London, to extend its offering - through a code share service operated by Virgin Blue - to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast and Coolangatta. Guests flying on both award-winning airlines will benefit from being able to:
-Travel to, from and within Australia on a single Virgin Atlantic code on designated services.
-Enjoy smooth and hassle free domestic and international connections between the two award-winning Virgin airlines, be it for inbound tourists wanting to travel to some of Australia's stunning destinations or Australian's keen to experience Hong Kong and London and beyond.
-Seamlessly book both their Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Blue flights at the same time via Virgin Atlantic reservations, removing the complicated process of multi-booking for various domestic and international flights.
Also when VK
codeshared with them. I don't know if they still do as VK
now serve LGW
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[Edited 2006-06-19 12:38:23]