Wednesday, 10 October 2018

KLM and Qantas sign codeshare deal

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Qantas, Australia's national carrier, have signed a code-sharing agreement, allowing both airlines to expand their networks substantially. 

For KLM passengers, this means they can fly from anywhere in the world, on a single ticket, with full baggage transfers, via Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.

The code-share begins on 31 October 2018. KLM will attach its flight number to daily flights between Singapore and the four key Australian destinations listed above. Qantas will attach its QF code to KLM flights between Amsterdam and Singapore.

Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to earn points and status credits when travelling on the Qantas-coded flights between Singapore and Amsterdam. Eligible customers will be able to access to the KLM Lounge in Amsterdam, in addition to the Qantas lounges in Australia and Singapore. The carriers are also exploring redemption opportunities on codeshare flights.


KLM President and CEO, Pieter Elbers: "We are very pleased with this new code-sharing agreement with Qantas. Australia is an important destination for business and leisure travellers, which is why Qantas is such an important partner. This also allows us to develop our presence in this beautiful part of the world."

Qantas International CEO, Alison Webster: "This code-share provides customers with more choice of how they travel between Australia and Europe. It offers our customers another option to get to Amsterdam via our Singapore hub with more opportunities to earn status credits and Qantas Points. As two national carriers, each with a proud history of flying for nearly 100 years, Qantas and KLM are pleased to offer our customers more seamless experiences every time they fly."

The new codeshare with KLM adds to Qantas’ expanding codeshare network and follows recently announced codeshare agreements with Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand and Air France. Qantas continues to codeshare on Emirates’ services between Amsterdam and Dubai.


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