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ACCC approves Virgin-SIA alliance

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 5, 2011
Singapore Airlines' relationship with Virgin Australia is taking off. (Seth Jaworski)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given final approval to Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines’ alliance.

Under the alliance, Virgin and SIA will launch a codesharing arrangement early next year and will offer reciprocal lounge access, coordinated schedules and joint sales, marketing and distribution activities. Passengers will be able to earn and redeem frequent-flyer miles between the two airlines starting later this month.

The alliance was approved by the Competition Commission of Singapore in October.

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