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Virgin America Launches Codeshare With Singapore Airlines



          Virgin America Launches Codeshare With Singapore Airlines

California-based Carrier's Codeshare Offers a Seamless Experience for
Singapore Airlines Flyers

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning
U.S. airline, announces today that Singapore Airlines (SQ) will codeshare on
select Virgin America flights. This new agreement, only the second
international codeshare agreement for California-based Virgin America, offers
seamless booking using the Singapore Airlines code (SQ) on a single ticket for
guests traveling between Asia and multiple Virgin America destinations in the
U.S. including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago (ORD), Fort Lauderdale, Las
Vegas, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and Washington
DC (IAD).  Singapore Airlines operates non-stop flights between the US and
Toyko, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Frankfurt.  Virgin America's recent
move to a new reservations system allowed the carrier to initiate new
codeshare alliances and significantly expand its roster of
interline partnerships.

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Codeshare flights are on sale now and the first travel date is December 18.
The move will allow Singapore Airlines travelers to have more options when
connecting in the U.S. The partnership is a true quality alliance as Singapore
Airlines is routinely named one of the top international carriers for its high
levels of guest service and Virgin America has been named the Best Domestic
Airline by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure Magazine, and Zagat and has
swept other major travel awards every year since its launch in 2007. 

"This agreement enables us to offer guests a seamless, award-winning travel
experience across continents and significantly expand connection options in
North America for Singapore Airlines' savvy travelers," said John MacLeod,
Virgin America's senior vice president for planning and sales. "The
partnership with one of the world's leading airlines is a testament to the
quality of our product, and we're happy to welcome aboard Singapore Airlines
guests in time for the holiday travel season." 

"We are pleased to announce this important partnership with Virgin America
which extends our network even further within the United States," said
Singapore Airlines Acting Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chin
Yau Seng. "The United States is an important market for Singapore Airlines and
through this partnership we can offer our customers more travel options to
more destinations."

Beginning today, flights can be booked through all the major Global
Distribution Systems (GDS) for travel beginning December 18 (U.S.).

Known for beautifully-designed cabins and unparalleled in-flight
entertainment, Virgin America has swept the travel awards since its 2007
launch. The airline has taken top honors as "Best U.S. Airline" in both Conde
Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure's World's Best
Awards for the past five consecutive years.  Virgin America's mood-lit,
custom-designed new aircraft feature standard power outlets near every seat,
Gogo™ In-flight Internet on every flight and Red™ — the most advanced
entertainment system in the U.S. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers
leather seats with a deeper, more comfortable pitch, Virgin America's First
Class features international-grade amenities, including plush white leather
seats with 55 inches of pitch and lumbar massagers. The carrier's premium
cabin option, Main Cabin Select, offers 38-inches of seat pitch, complimentary
food and cocktails, an all-access pass to entertainment options, dedicated
overhead bin space, one free checked bag and priority check-in and boarding.
Earlier this year, Virgin America rolled out enhancements to its Elevate
frequent flyer program — including Elevate Gold and Elevate Silver status
levels that offer perks such as:  priority check-in, security clearance and
boarding; points earning bonuses; free checked bag allowances; enhanced
digital/social rewards; private discounts; an expanded advance purchase
upgrade window for the airline's exclusive eight-seat First Class;
complimentary space-available upgrades to the carrier's premium Main Cabin
Select service; and complimentary access to the best seat assignments within
Main Cabin.

In addition to the new Singapore Airlines agreement, Virgin America has
codeshare agreements with Virgin Australia and Hawaiian Airlines and interline
agreements with China Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Emirates,
Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, South African Airways, El Al, Qantas, Ethiopian
Airlines, Air Pacific, Japan Airlines, SATA, Thai Airways and Air China. For
more, please visit: http://www.virginamerica.com/travel/virgin-partners.html

Virgin America flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C.
(IAD), Seattle, Las Vegas San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas
Fort-Worth, Los Cabos, Cancun, Chicago, Puerto Vallarta, Palm Springs
(seasonally), Philadelphia, Portland and Washington D.C.'s Reagan National
(DCA).

Singapore Airlines currently operates 45 flights per week to five points in
the United States, namely Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York and San
Francisco.

About Virgin America:  Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers
guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing
air travel.  In just over five years flying, Virgin America was named "Best
Domestic Airline" in the Conde Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
'Readers' Choice' Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure's
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 'World's Best' Awards.  The airline's base of
operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek and
sustainable new Terminal 2.   The airline's new aircraft offer interactive
in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat.  Virgin
America offers Gogo™ WiFi on every flight and hosts the largest in-flight
entertainment library in the North American skies via the touch-screen Red™
platform.  For more: www.virginamerica.com

SOURCE Virgin America

Website: http://www.virginamerica.com
Contact: Jennifer Thomas, +1-650-274-7329, Jennifer.thomas@virginamerica.com,
or Abby Lunardini, +1-650-533-7576, Abby.lunardini@virginamerica.com
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