Virgin Australia and Delta Airlines will begin codersharing on each other’s trans Pacific services between Los Angeles and the east coast of Australia from November 16.
Delta will add its code to Virgin Australia long haul subsidiary V Australia’s flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while V Australia will add its code to Delta services between Los Angeles and Sydney. In addition, from November V Australia flights into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will operate from Delta’s Terminal 5, allowing more efficient connections within the same terminal through to the rest of Delta’s network. (Currently V Australia flights operate into LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and depart from Terminal 3, used by V Australia interline partner Alaska Airlines, as well as Virgin America.)
“Since receiving US government approval in June, Delta and Virgin Australia have moved quickly to deliver the consumer benefits that are enabled by our joint venture,” Virgin Australia group executive Merren McArthur said.
“The next milestone will be the expansion of the existing domestic codeshare on each airline’s domestic network, further improving connectivity of our services and giving Virgin Australia guests access to 250 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico.”