Singapore Airlines kicks-off latest global partnership

by James Wilkinson

Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a new codeshare partnership agreement, which will allow the airlines to enhance flight options for their customers travelling between the Philippines and Singapore, as well as to other domestic and international destinations via their respective hubs.

The codeshare agreement will start on SIA’s and PAL’s flights between Singapore and Manila, the Philippines.

“This agreement enables Philippine Airlines and Singapore Airlines to work more closely together and find ways to offer our customers enhanced travel connections between Singapore and the Philippines,” said Singapore Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Goh Choon Phong.

“This will support the growing demand for both business and leisure travel between the Philippines and Singapore, and beyond that to our key markets around the world.”

SIA will also codeshare on PAL’s flights from Manila to 27 destinations within the Philippines, while PAL will codeshare on SIA’s flights to six destinations in Europe – Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Zurich.

The codeshare services to Copenhagen and Milan will represent a historical milestone – the first-ever air links to the Danish capital and the Italian commercial hub by a Philippine carrier.

PAL is making a comeback, albeit through codeshare services, to Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, and Zurich, which were previously served by the Philippine flag carrier in the 1980s and 1990s.

Both airlines will also explore an expansion of the codeshare agreement to include SIA’s flights to additional points in Europe, as well as destinations in Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.