Virgin Atlantic expands

Into Russia and USA

Virgin Atlantic has today announced it will be joining forces with Russia’s Transaero Airlines to expand the route networks of both carriers under a new codeshare agreement.

From September, passengers will be able to book with Virgin Atlantic to travel on connecting journeys to Moscow twice a day. Transaero passengers will enjoy flights from London to Los-Angeles, San-Francisco, Boston and Orlando operated by Virgin Atlantic. Connections will also be made easy between JFK, Newark and Johannesburg.

Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare with US Airways has also been extended to market US Airways’ Trans-Atlantic service to/from Philadelphia and London Heathrow. This new extension also offers passengers seamless connections on Virgin Atlantic’s London-Boston services onto Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Richmond, Rochester and Syracuse.

Julie Southern, Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic said, ““We are thrilled to announce this new code share with Transaero. Our passengers will enjoy the advantages of this new partnership and we look forward to welcoming Transaero customers on board our flights.”

“This is also an exciting development in the relationship between Virgin Atlantic and US Airways. This agreement will allow us to satisfy the demand for our brand in US cities where there is no direct Virgin Atlantic flight to London” Julie added.

Transaero’s CEO Mrs. Olga Pleshakova said: “We are very happy to establish an agreement with one of the world’s most known airlines Virgin Atlantic. I am confident this new agreement will be the start of a long-term and highly successful relationship. Most importantly, through joining our efforts, we are opening new opportunities for our passengers, whose interests remained our top priority in concluding this agreement”.

The agreement was signed by Transaero’s CEO Mrs. Olga Pleshakova and Edmond Rose, Director Commercial and Revenue Planning.