Australian business travellers bound for Europe could find their path lies a little smoother with the launch of a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group.
The agreement covers Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines end embraces flights between Singapore, Australia and Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.
In addition to being able to book more destinations under a single ticket, the joint venture will also let corporate travellers apply their current corporate discount to destinations flown by the Lufthansa Group airlines.
Lufthansa and Swiss already count Australia as the largest market to which they don't actually fly, with Singapore serving as the primary Australian feed for both airlines.
Earlier this year Swiss launched its new Boeing 777-300ER onto daily flights between Singapore and Zurich, while Lufthansa will restart services between Singapore and Munich from March 2018.
The two airline groups have also significantly increased their codeshare ties, with over 130 city pairs now offered between key markets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
It's also a natural tie-up for these Star Alliance siblings, with business class travellers and Gold-grade frequent flyers able to enjoy each airline's lounges, priority checkin and other premium perks.