Star Alliance members United and Singapore Airlines have announced that they have expanded their codeshare agreements to include 19 new destinations, making it easier for passengers of both airlines to travel to more cities in the United States of America, South East Asia and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region in one single itinerary.
Starting today (26th April 2022), United’s passengers can connect to 9 new codeshare destinations in the Singapore International Airlines (SIA) group network. Out of these 9 destinations, 7 are in the South East Asia region alone. They are: Brunei’s capital Bandar Seri Begawan, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, and Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta and Surabaya in Indonesia. United passengers can also connect to Perth in Australia, as well as Male in the Maldives with SIA.
Passengers travelling on SIA flights can connect on United’s flights out of Los Angeles to 10 new codeshare destinations in the United States. These are: Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Cleveland, Denver, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno and Sacramento. This complements the existing connections available on United’s network from Houston to Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando and Tampa.
Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of International Network and Alliances, United, said:
United continues to provide critical links to Asia and we are the only US airline flying direct to Singapore from the US, with our nonstop San Francisco – Singapore flight. We are excited to further expand our partnership with Singapore Airlines and provide our customers greater convenience and access to world-class destinations in the region.
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JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President – Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines, said:
SIA’s partnership with United is an integral part of our growth strategy. The expansion of the codeshare arrangement will provide both SIA and United customers with a greater array of choices and connections, as well as seamless transfers for their business or leisure travel. This will also help to strengthen the deep and long-standing ties between Singapore and the US.
United states that the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines comes amid growing demand for international air travel as more countries around the world ease border restrictions. Recently, the government of Singapore announced a further relaxation in entry requirements by removing pre-departure COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers travelling to Singapore.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the codeshare flights will be progressively made available for sale through the airlines’ respective booking channels.
Featured image by United and Singapore Airlines
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