KLM and Qantas sign code-sharing agreement despite the fact that they belong to different alliances

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Despite the fact that they belong to different airline alliances, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Qantas, Australia’s national carrier, have signed a code-sharing agreement, allowing both airlines to expand their networks substantially. For KLM passengers, this means they can fly from anywhere in the world, on a single ticket, with full baggage transfers, via Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.

The code-share begins on 31 October 2018. KLM will attach its flight number to daily flights between Singapore and the four key Australian destinations listed above. Qantas will attach its QF code to KLM flights between Amsterdam and Singapore.

We are very pleased with this new code-sharing agreement with Qantas. Australia is an important destination for business and leisure travellers, which is why Qantas is such an important partner. This also allows us to develop our presence in this beautiful part of the world.

Pieter Elbers – KLM President & CEO

This code-share provides customers with more choice of how they travel between Australia and Europe. It offers our customers another option to get to Amsterdam via our Singapore hub with more opportunities to earn status credits and Qantas Points. As two national carriers, each with a proud history of flying for nearly 100 years, Qantas and KLM are pleased to offer our customers more seamless experiences every time they fly.

Alison Webster, International CEO Qantas

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