Virgin assures Emirates interline despite rival alliance

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Emirates will continue to interline services with Virgin Blue, though perhaps without a trans-Tasman codeshare, Virgin Blue told e-Travel Blackboard.Regardless of Virgin Blue’s announcement that it will partner with Emirates rival Etihad Airlines, Virgin Blue said its “Emirates interline relationship…will continue”, but possibly without a Trans-Tasman codeshare due to timing conflicts. As part of the first phase of its network review, Virgin Blue recently announced a change to the V Australia Sydney to Los Angeles schedule, a move which will see the airline’s Emirates Trans-Tasman codeshare “likely to end from 20 October”. Under the new schedule, V Australia flights will not connect with Emirates’ Trans-Tasman services as they will be morning departures.last_img