Lufthansa said it had entered into a “comprehensive codeshare agreement” between Vistara. The agreement will also allow United Airlines to add its “AU” design code on Vistara-operated flights, which would connect the Chicago-based airline`s customers to more than 20 domestic destinations, including cities such as Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Codeshare flights also offer connections to and from the daily flights United Airlines offers to Delhi and Mumbai directly from New York. British Airways is an important codeshare partner for Vistara in India. As part of the agreement, British Airways` “BA” design code is added to Vistara`s flights, which cover a large number of Indian cities, including British Airways virtual destinations, namely Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi and Pune. “Under the new agreement, customers benefit from 126 weekly flights connecting ten major Indian cities to Lufthansa via Delhi/Lufthansa and Vistara in the final phase to allow customers to collect miles with both airlines,” the German airline said in a statement. In addition to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, the codeshare agreement with Lufthansa Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi and Pune. John Gebo, United`s senior vice president of alliances, shared his joy at the partnership. He said passengers on both airlines will be in place to plan their journey more efficiently.
In our desire to spread this new feeling everywhere, we invite customers who travel through our interline and codeshare partners to discover the first-class services Vistara has to offer! Ticket sales through the share code agreement will begin this year until government approvals are available, Vistara said in a statement. British Airways customers travelling with Vistara enjoy free meals and can choose from three different cabins, including India`s only premium economy. As part of the codeshare agreement, Members of British Airways Executive Club can also collect avios and earn status points when booking Vistara flights coded to “BA.” Vistara and Lufthansa have already entered into an Interline/Through check-in agreement that allows customers to seamlessly access vistara`s domestic flights in India to the two frankfurt and Munich hubs and beyond.