South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA), and Virgin Australia, one of Australia’s largest domestic airlines, have signed a new codeshare agreement. SAA flies daily between Johannesburg and Perth and this new partnership offers South African Airways customers expanded access across Australia to domestic destinations such as Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. In return, travellers flying to Africa from Australia using Virgin Australia services will have access to South Africa Airways' network on the African continent. Customers will also have the benefit of through checking their baggage and receiving boarding passes from Johannesburg to their end destination in Australia, and onto any destination in Africa served by SAA when flying from Australia.
Virgin Australia has been an interline partner of South African Airways since July 2010 where the two airlines had a commercial agreement to handle those customers travelling on both airlines. They are now expanding this relationship into a codeshare agreement. The codeshare is open for sale from 07 February 2014 and for travel from 11 February 2014.