Airlines select partnerships/codeshares which obviously benefit their business model, need for infrastructure and airplane metal, but can anyone shed any light on VA and the future

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SaltyJ

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Member since 06 Dec 2012

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Airlines select partnerships/codeshares which obviously benefit their business model, need for infrastructure and airplane metal, but can anyone shed any light on VA and the future of their codeshares. I guess what I am asking for example is VA and EY codeshare, but why doesn't VA fly on to Europe anywhere, or VA and SIA, why isn't there any VA flights from Australian cities to Singapore? Is it just a cost based/plane numbers based reason?

chrisjrn

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 177

VA only have 5 long-haul-ready aircraft (the B777-300ER), and they're basically fully-utilised already. Currently they have no orders for more 777s (I believe they let their options lapse), and their new A330s are schedueled to fly SYD-PER routes...

So basically, not enough planes, and bigger fish to fry – they can get EY and SIA to do their long-haul stuff for them.

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