SIA And Virgin Australia Announce New Darwin Services And Launch Date For FFP Links 13 December 2011 (Joint Release with Virgin Australia) - SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY : Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia today announced the first two milestones of their recently approved alliance: new international and domestic routes to Darwin and the launch of frequent flyer programme co-operation. As part of a joint plan to increase services to northern Australia, Singapore Airlines’ regional full service airline, SilkAir, will begin a four-times-weekly service between Singapore and Darwin from 26 March 2012, and Virgin Australia will complement these services with a daily service between Sydney and Darwin from 2 April 2012. The two airlines also confirmed that from 20 December this year, they would commence reciprocal frequent flyer recognition, enabling KrisFlyer members to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Virgin Australia’s entire network and Velocity members to earn and redeem frequent flyer points on Singapore Airlines-operated flights. Reciprocal lounge access is also available for eligible customers. .... ____________  SilkAir and Virgin Australia services both subject to Government approval  SilkAir flights not included at present. To earn and redeem Points you must be a member of KrisFlyer or Velocity Frequent Flyer. Membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time available at www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/ppsclub-krisflyer/ and www.virginaustralia.com/velocity.