Today, Star Alliance members United Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) declared that they are going to expand their codeshare agreement, leveraging their respective industry-leading networks to offer consumers more choice for travel between the United States and destinations on the other side of the Pacific. United Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) are both members of Star Alliance.
Flights to 19 new fascinating and rapidly rising destinations throughout America, Southeast Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region will be launched by the codeshare partners, which will benefit both business and leisure visitors.
With effect from today, United customers can connect to nine new codeshare destinations on the SIA Group’s channel, seven of which are in Southeast Asia: Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei; Siem Reap in Cambodia; Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia; and Denpasar (on the island of Bali), Jakarta, and Surabaya in Indonesia; and Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei. Through SIA’s network, they may also make more convenient connections to destinations such as Perth, Australia, and Male, Maldives.
The following codeshare destinations in the United States are now available to SIA customers: Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Cleveland, Denver, Honolulu (Hawaiian), Las Vegas (Nevada), Phoenix (Arizona), Reno (Nevada), Sacramento (California), and Sacramento (California). In addition, these additional links will supplement the carrier’s current network connections between Houston and cities like Atlanta, Austin, Dallas/Forth Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, and Tampa, among others.
While demand for international air travel is increasing as more and more countries around the world relax or remove COVID-era restrictions, the codeshare expansion comes at a time when destinations throughout Asia and Oceania that have strictly maintained border bans for the past two years are now beginning to reopen.
“With our nonstop San Francisco – Singapore trip, United continues to offer important connectivity to Asia, and we are the only U.S. airline that flies directly to Singapore from the United States,” said Patrick Quayle, Senior Vice President of International Network and Alliances at United. Our cooperation with Singapore Airlines is growing, and we are thrilled to be able to provide better service to our clients as well as broader access to world-class locations in the area.”
The following is a statement from JoAnn Tan, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning of Singapore Airlines: “SIA’s cooperation with United is an important aspect of our development plan.”
The extension of the codeshare agreement will enable passengers of both Singapore Airlines and United Airlines with a broader variety of options and connections, as well as easy transfers, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. This will also contribute to the strengthening of the strong and enduring relations that exist between Singapore and the United States.”