MOSCOW, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transaero Airlines, Russia's second largest carrier, has announced the launch of its Interline Agreement and Special Pro-Rate Agreement (SPA) with US carrier Virgin America.
The interline agreement will provide opportunities for Transaero's passengers to acquire e-tickets for travel between Moscow and the extensive route network of Virgin America in the United States via the connecting cities of Los Angeles and New York. And, vice versa, US travellers can now start their journey with Virgin America's flight to Los Angeles or New York and continue their journey to Moscow on board of Transaero's flights.
The Special Pro-rate Agreement signed between the Russian and US carrier allows passengers to buy tickets for the flights of these two airlines on certain routes at special competitive prices. Special fares are available on the routes between Moscow with a connection in Los Angeles to such US cities as Washington, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Moreover, the through fares also offered on routes between Moscow and San Francisco or Las Vegas via New York.
Roman Vdovеnko, Sales Director of Transaero Airlines commented on the cooperation with Virgin America: "The signing of Interline and Special Pro-rate Agreement with Virgin America is our next step to further develop Transaero Airlines' route network in North America. Our passengers will undoubtedly appreciate both new advantages of extended routes and new economic benefits of through fares. I'm sure that our cooperation with Virgin America will be fruitful and mutually beneficial."
"We are pleased to launch an interline agreement with Transaero Airlines," said Adam Green, Virgin America's Director of Network Planning. "This agreement will give Transaero's guests extensive new connections on Virgin America as they plan travel between Russia and North America. Virgin America's teammates look forward to welcoming our new Transaero guests on board our flights," he added.
At present, Transaero performs scheduled non-stop flights to three US cities: New York, Miami and Los Angeles. In addition to this, Transaero's passengers can take advantage of the airline's current partnership agreements with the leading airlines to get to a number of destinations in North America. Under the code-share agreement with Singapore Airlines Transaero offers direct flight from Moscow to Houston. In accordance with the code-share agreement with Virgin Atlantic passengers can travel between Moscow and San Francisco, Boston and Orlando with a connection in London. The Interline agreement with United Airlines allows passengers to get to nearly all destination points of this airline in the US.
Tickets on connecting flights of Transaero Airlines and Virgin America are available at the airline's sales offices as well as Transaero's agent offices.
About Transaero Airlines:
Transaero Airlines is the second-largest passenger airline in Russia. Transaero launched its services in November, 1991. Transaero's fleet consists of 100 aircraft, including twenty-four Boeing 747s, fourteen Boeing 777s, fifteen 767s, forty two 737s, three Tupolev 214 and two Tu-204-100C aircraft. Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It is the only commercial carrier flying Boeing 747 passenger aircraft in the region. According to the German Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC), Transaero ranks among the top 20 safest carriers in the world. Transaero serves more than 190 routes in Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Transaero is the winner of Air Transport World magazine's Airline Market Leadership Award 2012 and has been named the World's Best Improved Airline at the Skytrax 2013 Awards. Transaero was voted the Best Airline in EMEA by Frequent Business Traveler, US online publication.
About Virgin America:
Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. The airline's base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)'s sleek new Terminal 2. The airline's new aircraft offer interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat. Virgin America offers Gogo™ WiFi on every flight and hosts the largest in-flight entertainment library in the North American skies via the touch-screen Red™ platform. For more, visit: www.virginamerica.com
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SOURCE Transaero Airlines