Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) 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, and other domestic and international destinations via their hubs. The agreement will start on SIA’s and PAL’s flights between Singapore and Manila by the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals, said the airlines in a joint statement on November 15.
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. These European codeshare sectors will be rolled out progressively across PAL and SIA sales channels and travel agents over the coming weeks.
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.
Codesharing agreements enable airlines to sell seats on each other’s flights and split some of the revenue, while also giving passengers more travel options.
SIA already has a partnership with Malaysia Airlines and is working on similar agreements with other carriers such as Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airways International and Vietnam Airlines to broaden its reach beyond the city-state’s population of about six million people. It is also set to take a 25.1% stake in the enlarged Air India once the flag carrier gets formal approval to merge with Vistara.