California based Virgin America and Air China have signed a new interline agreement which offers seamless travel on the networks of both carriers across their respective routes in North America and Asia.
Travellers can buy a single ticket on Air China that will allow them to connect from a Virgin America city to Beijing and beyond via San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Both airlines will transfer baggage between connecting flights to passengers’ final destinations.
“We are pleased to launch an interline agreement with Air China that will provide guests of both our airlines connectivity across our two networks, as well as extensive new choices as they plan travel between mainland China and North America,” said Adam Green, Virgin America’s Director of Network Planning.
“Virgin America’s 2,600 teammates look forward to welcoming our new Air China guests onboard,” Green added.
Dr. Zhihang Chi, Air China’s Vice President for North America, added: “Our partnership with Virgin America creates convenient connecting opportunities at Air China’s strategically important gateways in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. This expands and strengthens both our networks and benefits travelers from the United States and China.”