News // 05 March 2019

Regional Gains – Virgin Atlantic, Air France- KLM codeshare agreement.

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have today announced their first codeshare agreement to strengthen Trans-Atlantic Partnership

This partnership makes it easier for customers to build their ideal trip across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic and Delta to many cities across the globe.

The airports include Aberdeen, Belfast, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Inverness, Leeds-Bradford, London City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich.

This means Virgin Atlantic now offers customers up to 58 new routes from 18 UK airports across the Atlantic via Paris and Amsterdam. Air France and KLM customers will have access to 24 new North America routes operated by Virgin Atlantic/Delta departing the UK.

This is a significant milestone towards the expanded joint venture between Delta, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Air France and KLM customers can also access 24 routes to North America on flights operated by Virgin Atlantic and Delta with connections via Heathrow or Manchester. These include Miami from Amsterdam via Heathrow alongside increased options to fly between Paris and New York JFK via Manchester.

Virgin Atlantic passengers can also connect onto Delta flights to the US via Amsterdam and Paris.

Meanwhile, Air France and KLM customers have additional options to fly either non-stop or via the UK on all Delta services to the US.

Travellers booked on a codeshare will gain seamless connections and a single booking reference. They will also be able to earn miles, and redeem them via their own airline’s loyalty scheme.

Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Air France–KLM are set to form an expanded joint venture later this year.

“If you’re travelling for work, Beyond can access negotiated discounts with Virgin Atlantic, KLM-Air France and all other major global airlines, as well as with hotel and car hire companies across the world”

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