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BA signs codeshare agreement with Vistara

Vistara aircraft in flight

British Airways has extended its interline agreement with Indian domestic carrier Vistara to a full codeshare partnership.

As part of the agreement, passengers can book seats on Vistara flights to a number of destinations within India from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, where both airlines use the same terminals. BA currently operates at least one daily flight to each of these hubs from Heathrow.

Tickets for Vistara flights will be bookable through BA’s website from 27 September.

BA says the codeshare opens up several new destinations for passengers flying from the UK, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi and Pune.

Passengers travelling on codeshare flights will be able to check their bags through to their final destination.

When on board with Vistara, passengers have complimentary meals and will be able to choose from three different cabins, including the only Premium Economy class in India. BA Executive Club members can also collect Avios and earn tier points when booking on codeshare flights.

Rishi Kapoor, head of alliances at BA, said: “We have been flying to India for more than 90 years, so it is incredibly exciting for us to be able to announce this partnership with such a well-respected carrier. We have been wanting to expand our network in the region for some time and to have Vistara on board is great news for our customers and for companies based in these important cities.”

Sanjiv Kapoor, chief strategy and commercial officer at Vistara, added: “We are delighted to extend our existing interline and through check-in partnership with British Airways to a codeshare agreement.

“We share a lot in common with British Airways, key among which is our focus on delighting customers. We are confident that our respective customers will truly enjoy the reciprocal benefits of this collaboration.”

ba.com; airvistara.com

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