Singapore Airlines Inks Codeshare Deal With Alaska Air Group

by Barbara Peterson

Thanks to its merger with Virgin America, Alaska Airlines will enjoy closer ties to Singapore Airlines. The two lines have entered into a codeshare agreement, which expands Singapore’s existing arrangement with Virgin to include flights on Alaska as well.

Singapore’s SQ code was already on 19 Virgin America flights to 19 destinations in the U.S.; the new pact not only continues that arrangement, but extends it to Alaska flights to 18 cities in the U.S. and Mexico. The deal, which requires regulatory approval, also includes reciprocal frequent flier benefits; as of Sept. 27, each airline’s loyalty plan members will be able to earn miles on the other carriers’ flights.

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