Avianca and Singapore Airlines Sign a Codeshare Agreement
Avianca (AV) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a codeshare agreement that will allow both airlines to codeshare their flights from and to Barcelona (BCN) and London (LHN) as of September 2017.
With this new agreement, Avianca’s travelers will have more options to connect to the city-state of Singapore, located in Southeast Asia, from where they will be able to fly to dozens of destinations, mainly in Asia, operated from Changui International Airport, the airline’s main hub.
Avianca will include its ‘AV’ code on flights operated by Singapore Airlines on the LHN – SIN – LHN and BCN – SIN – BCN routes. Likewise, the Asian airline will add its ‘SQ’ code to flights operated by Avianca on the LHN – BOG – LHN and BCN – BOG flights.
The sale of codeshare flights will be available as of middle of August 2017 for travel dates from September 2017 and thereafter. Travelers may earn miles on their respective frequent flyer programs on these flights: KrisFlyer for Singapore Airlines and LifeMiles for Avianca.
“This codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines allows us to expand our route network and offer our clients a more complete connection with the world, maintaining the word-class standards of service that characterize the airline members of Star Alliance”, said Avianca’s CEO and Executive President, Hernan Rincon.
On its part, Mr. Tan Kai Ping, Executive Vice President of Marketing Planning for Singapore Airlines said “this new codeshare agreement with our Star Alliance partner, Avianca, will offer our clients, both business and pleasure, more and transparent connections with Latin America”.
By entering into this agreement, Avianca adds an internationally recognized connecting partner. Singapore Airlines was recently awarded the Skytrax 2017 award for “Best Airline in Asia” and “Best Business Class Experience in the world”. The Singaporean airline has one of the youngest and most robust fleets in the world, including Airbus A380s, Boeing B777s and Airbus A350s. This combined with Avianca´s Boeing B787 Dreamliner aircraft, wich serve these routes, offers customers a unique onboard experience in state-of-the-art equipment.
Avianca and Singapore Airlines are members of Star Alliance, the most important global airline alliance in the world, with 28 member airlines and offering flights to 1.300 destinations in 191 countries.