Lufthansa Group, including its subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Singapore Airlines, (SIA) have signed a partnership agreement that will see the them operating key routes between Singapore and Europe on a joint-venture basis, in addition to expanding codeshare ties and deepening commercial co-operation.
Flights between Singapore and Zurich and flights between Singapore and both Frankfurt and Munich, are to be operated under revenue-sharing arrangements. New SIA-operated flights between Singapore and Düsseldorf, which are to be launched in July 2016, will also be covered.
The two airline groups also intend to co-operate in key markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia, co-ordinating schedules to provide customers more convenient connections between route networks, offering joint fare promotions, aligning corporate programs to strengthen the proposition to corporate customers, and exploring enhancements to existing frequent-flyer program ties.
The agreement includes SIA subsidiary SilkAir, and Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines.