Virgin America, Singapore Airlines Expand Partnership for Frequent Fliers

Virgin America Airbus A319
Darren Booth | CNBC
Virgin America Airbus A319

Virgin America and Singapore Airlines on Monday expanded their existing partnership to allow frequent fliers to earn and redeem points or miles for travel on either carrier.

The airlines entered into an agreement in December 2012 where each carrier placed its two-letter code on flights operated by the other airline. This allows for the purchase of a single ticket when a traveler flies both airlines on the same itinerary.

And now members of Virgin America's Elevate frequent flier program will earn points for trips including Singapore Airlines flights. Likewise, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members will earn miles for trips including Virgin America flights.

(Read more: Road Warrior Tested: Singapore Airlines Business Class)

To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Virgin America is offering a Facebook promotion giving Elevate members 500 points and the chance to win two round-trip economy class tickets on Singapore Airlines to Tokyo, Seoul or Hong Kong.

For more information on the tie-up and Facebook promotion, click here.

Other Recent Virgin America News

In August 2012, Virgin America upgraded their Elevate frequent flier program to include elite tiers, similar to other major airlines' programs. (Read more: Virgin America Launches Upgraded Loyalty Program)

And in December, Virgin America opened its first-ever airport lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, dubbed The Loft. (Read more: Virgin America Opens LAX Lounge: Sorry, No Kids Allowed)


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