SIA And Virgin Atlantic Expand Codesharing
02 February 2004
SIA And Virgin Atlantic Expand
With Manchester-Orlando Service
From 1 February 2004, customers of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will be able to enjoy seamless travel between Singapore and Orlando, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between the two airlines.
The agreement allows SIA’s passengers on its daily Singapore-Manchester flights to connect to Virgin’s five-times-a-week service between Manchester and Orlando, and vice versa. Virgin already has a codeshare agreement on SIA’s daily Singapore-Manchester service.
Each week, SIA offers five non-stop flights on the Singapore-Manchester route using B777-200ER (extended range) aircraft, and two one-stop services via Zurich using B747-400s. All flights depart Singapore at 2355hrs and arrive in Manchester early the next morning, allowing a comfortable connection to Virgin’s Manchester-Orlando service, which departs at 1025hrs.
The return flights also offer convenient connections. Virgin’s service departs from Orlando at 1830hrs and arrives in Manchester at 0725hrs the next morning. This leaves adequate time for customers to connect with SIA’s Manchester-Singapore flights, which depart at 0945hrs (for one-stop services) and 1000hrs (for non-stop).
Details of flight times and flight codes are shown in the table.
Sector and flight
type * Days of
SQ328 / VS7326
SQ346 / VS7346
VS075 / SQ2575
VS076 / SQ2576
SQ327 / VS7327
SQ346 / VS7346
1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, 3 = Wednesday, 4 = Thursday, 5 = Friday, 6 = Saturday,
7 = Sunday
Said SIA’s Senior Vice President (Marketing), Mr Tan Chik Quee: “This expansion of our codesharing cooperation represents our ever growing relationship with Virgin Atlantic. Our customers now have a very convenient travel option between Singapore and Orlando.”
Said Willy Boulter, Virgin Atlantic’s Commercial Director: “We are delighted about this new codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines. The codeshare offers passengers one of the quickest routes between Singapore and Orlando together with fantastic value and excellent standards of service throughout the journey.”
The new codesharing agreement is the latest in a series of commercial arrangements between the two airlines that include a reciprocal frequent flyer relationship, a joint lounge agreement and round-the-world fares.
In conjunction with the launch of the new codeshare, SIA has put together an exciting land package for passengers travelling to Orlando. The “5 Nights Orlando Experience” package will offer five nights hotel accommodation at Disney’s All-Star Movies, Music or Sports Resorts at very attractive rates. In addition, guests will be given an “Ultimate Park Hopper” ticket which will entitle them to four days unlimited admission to a suite of attractions, including the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot Disney-MGM Studios, with the freedom to visit multiple parks and attractions on the same day. Guests will also receive complimentary use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System, including monorails, ferry boats and buses.