Virgin America seeks U.S. DOT approval for code share agreement with Virgin Australia

Virgin America (San Francisco) announced today that it is requesting U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to place the Virgin Australia Airlines (Brisbane) code on Virgin America services from Los Angeles to Boston, Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C.  Once approved, this will be the first-ever codeshare agreement for the California-based carrier, building on a 2009 interline agreement with Virgin Australia that paved the way for a more seamless travel experience for guests flying between Australia and the U.S. This will offer seamless booking on a single ticket for guests traveling from Australia to multiple destinations in the U.S.  Virgin America’s recent move to a newreservations system allowed the carrier to initiate this first code share alliance as well as significantly expand its interline partnerships in recent months.

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