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SIA and Vistara to expand codeshare

Following the recent announcement of Vistara’s first international flights to Singapore from New Delhi and Mumbai, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed an agreement with Vistara to expand codesharing to international routes. Vistara will commence international operations from 6 Aug 2019, when it launches its Delhi – Singapore operations.

Under the expansion of an existing codeshare agreement which covers Indian domestic flights, SIAwill add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara’s new international flights. In addition, SIA and SilkAir will addnine new codeshare destinations within India on Vistara-operated flights . With this expansion, SIA will codeshare on Vistara flights to more than 20 Indian destinations.

Similarly, Vistara will add its ’UK’ designator code to SIA-andSilkAir-operated flights between Singapore and eightdestinations in India . As part of the arrangement, Vistara will codeshare onservices to more than 40destinations in the SIA and SilkAir network.

This is the first time Vistara will be codesharing with partner airlines on international flights. “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, Tan Kai Ping.

“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. This 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, Vinod Kannan.

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