NewsAugust 19, 2019

Vistara signs codeshare pact with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir for international flights

Singaporean flag carrier, Singapore Airlines and its regional arm, SilkAir have signed an agreement with Indian Carrier Vistara to expand codesharing to international routes.

Passengers traveling with Singapore Airlines (SIA), SilkAir and Vistara will have more international flight options.

An additional nine codeshare destinations within India on Vistara-operated flights will be covered under the expansion of the existing codeshare agreement which covers Indian domestic flights. The following destinations will be added: Chandigarh, Dibrugarh, Jammu, Leh, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri and Srinagar. SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara’s new international flights.

Vistara is expected to add its ‘UK’ designator code to SIA and Silkair-operated flights between Singapore and eight destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

“The airline will codeshare on services to more than 40 destinations to the SIA and SilkAir network from Singapore to Australia, New Zealand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and the US.” reads a press release from the airline.

“We’re happy to deepen this strategic partnership which means a more seamless flying experience for travelers from India to destinations across Asia, Oceania and the United States,” said Vistara’s chief strategy officer Vinod Kannan.

According to the airline, once the regulatory approvals are obtained, the codeshare flights will be made available through SIA and Vistara booking channels.

The domestic private carrier, which is 51% owned by Tata Sons along with 49% stake of SIA. It will begin its first international flights by offering daily flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai operated by a Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, starting 6 and 7 August respectively.