SIA and Alaska Airlines launch codeshare flights, frequent flyer partnership

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Alaska Airlines will be launching codeshare flights from September 27, 2017. 

Under the agreement, SIA will add its "SQ" designation code to Alaska Airlines-operated flights on routes serving 18 destinations within the US and to Mexico. 

Existing codeshare flights operated by Virgin America – which was acquired by Alaska Air Group in 2016  – on routes serving 19 destinations within the US will also be included under the new agreement. 

Members of SIA and Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer programmes, KrisFlyer and Mileage Plan, will also be able to earn miles when travelling on flights operated by either of the two carriers from September 27. 

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"Our new partnership with Alaska Airlines enables us to improve connectivity between Singapore and the important North American market, providing customers with more codeshare destinations and enhanced KrisFlyer benefits," Tan Kai Ping, SIA Senior Vice President Marketing Planning. "It reflects our commitment to continuously expand our network reach and offer our customers greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries." 

"We're very proud to add an airline of the calibre of SIA to our portfolio of Global Partners," said Andrew Harrison, Chief Commercial Officer for Alaska Airlines. "Our guests will enjoy truly distinctive inflight service when travelling with SIA, while also taking full advantage of their Alaska Mileage Plan benefirts when travelling from the West Coast to Asia." 

The codeshare flights will be progressively made available through SIA's various booking channels. 

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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