Virgin assures Emirates interline despite rival alliance


Emirates will continue to interline services with Virgin Blue, though perhaps without a trans-Tasman codeshare, Virgin Blue told e-Travel Blackboard.

Regardless of Virgin Blue’s announcement that it will partner with Emirates rival Etihad Airlines, Virgin Blue said its “Emirates interline relationship…will continue”, but possibly without a Trans-Tasman codeshare due to timing conflicts.

As part of the first phase of its network review, Virgin Blue recently announced a change to the V Australia Sydney to Los Angeles schedule, a move which will see the airline’s Emirates Trans-Tasman codeshare “likely to end from 20 October”.

Under the new schedule, V Australia flights will not connect with Emirates’ Trans-Tasman services as they will be morning departures.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A
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