Singapore Airlines and its regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoE) with Air France-KLM for codesharing on each other’s flights. The new arrangement will take effect from 27th April 2017.
(MoE) with Air France-KLM – the details
As a result of the agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals, passengers on Singapore Airlines flights onward from Paris will see the ‘SQ’ designator code on their booking. This covers ten destinations, Aberdeen, Bordeaux, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Newcastle, Nice and Toulouse. These onward flights will be operated by Air France.
Passengers flying into Singapore with Air France will likewise see the ‘AF’ code on onward flights operated by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.These include Melbourne and Sydney in Australia as well as SilkAir operated flights to Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, and Phuket in Thailand.
Further expansion opportunities
Both Singapore Airlines–SilkAir and Air France–KLM will later explore the opportunity to expand the codeshare to other airlines within their respective groups. Singapore Airlines is a member of the ‘Star Alliance’, while Air France and KLM are ‘SkyTeam’ members.
The agreement will offer customers more options and seamless connectivity when travelling between Australia, Southeast Asia and Europe. The airlines are also open to the possibility of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer and Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue members earning and redeeming miles when travelling on the codeshare flight segments.
…. We are delighted with our new partnership with Air France-KLM, which offers significant benefits to customers through enhanced connections and increased codeshare destinations. Tan Kai Ping, Singapore Airlines Senior Vice President Marketing Planning
He added that the new agreement will provide a strong foundation for future commercial co-operation opportunities between the two airline groups.
…. This new agreement is excellent news for our airline and for our customers. It will significantly improve the connections for Air France customers from Singapore to Australia. This kind of partnership is part of our aim to expand our market position and increase our range of destinations for our customers all around the world. Patrick Roux, Senior Vice-President Alliances of Air France-KLM group