Virgin extends its reach into Asia

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  1. Virgin extends its reach into Asia

    VIRGIN Australia is working on plans to ramp up its Asian strategy, considering flying its own long-range aircraft into Singapore to further cement its alliance with powerhouse carrier Singapore Airlines, only months after Qantas moved its new international hub to Dubai in the Middle East.
    The Australian understands Virgin is considering starting flights to Singapore or another major Asian destination using Boeing 777 or A330 long-range aircraft, in line with its stated strategy to fly its own services to hubs operated by its alliance partners.
     
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    This could be good news for DL FFers, since DL miles can currently be used for Virgin flights between LAX and Australia with good availability. This could make it easier to do a stopover in Asia on an award ticket to Australia or at least to get award tickets between Australia and Asia.
     
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    Not enough virgin services going to Asia.
     
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    This makes sense, as Singapore Airlines now owns 19.9% of VA. And VA owns a controlling share of Singapore's LCC (Tiger Airways), since April 2013. Virgin is now SIA's most significant partner.
     
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    This could be good news,This could make it easier to do a stopover in Asia
     
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    Even better news for people sitting on 1 million + Virgin miles.
     

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