Singapore Airlines and regional subsidiary
SilkAir have expanded their codeshare agreement with Vistara to
international routes. Vistara launched international
operations on Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019, with flights between Delhi and
Vistara flights between Mumbai and Singapore are
scheduled to commence today. Both routes will be operated with
Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
SIA will add its
‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara’s new international flights, and
both SIA and SilkAir will add nine new codeshare destinations
within India on Vistara-operated flights to Chandigarh, Dibrugarh,
Jammu, Leh, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri and Srinagar. With this expansion,
SIA will codeshare on Vistara flights to more than 20 Indian
Vistara will add its ‘UK’
designator code to SIA and SilkAir-operated flights between
Singapore and eight destinations in India - Ahmedabad,
Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New
Delhi. As part of the
arrangement, Vistara will codeshare on services to more than 40
destinations in the SIA and SilkAir network. These codeshares will
be implemented in phases and are subject to regulatory approvals.
“Vistara found its first codeshare partners in Singapore Airlines
and SilkAir, and now we are further expanding the agreement to
international flights with them. We’re happy to deepen this
strategic partnership which means a more seamless flying
experience for travellers from India to destinations across Asia,
Oceania and the United States. Our customers will enjoy
world-class products and services whether flying from India to
points abroad beyond Singapore or into and within India from the
rest of the world. It helps Vistara get closer to its vision of
becoming a global brand and we’re certain that our customers will
find the benefits of this partnership delightful,” said Vistara’s
Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Vinod Kannan.
The codeshare flights will
be progressively made available through SIA and Vistara booking
channels once necessary regulatory approvals are obtained.
“Vistara is an
important partner for SIA and SilkAir. This expansion of our
codeshare agreement provides our customers with more travel
options to and from India. We congratulate Vistara on the launch
of its international services, and are proud to be Vistara’s first
codeshare partner for its international flights,” said SIA Senior
Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr. Tan Kai Ping.
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