United Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced an expansion to their codeshare agreement, making it easier for customers to travel to more cities in the unites states of America, South East Asia, and other destinations in Asia Pacific region.
Business and leisure travellers alike can now enjoy codeshare flights to 19 new cities.
Beginning today, United's customers will be able to connect to nine new codeshare destinations in the SIA group network. Of these, seven points are in South East Asia. These 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. They may also connect to Perth in Australia, as well as Male in the Maldives with SIA.
SIA customers may connect through United's flights out of Los Angeles to 10 new codeshare destinations in US. 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.
"United continues to provide critical links to Asia and we are the only US airline flying direct to Singapore from the US, without nonstop San Francisco-Singapore flights," said Patrick Quayle, Senior vice president of International Network and Alliance at United.
JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines, said, "The expansion of the codeshare agreement will provide both SIA and united customers with a greater array of choice and connections, as well as seamless transfers for their business or leisure travel. This will also help in strengthen the deep and long-standing ties between Singapore and the US."