Vistara and United Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement, enabling United Airlines to codeshare on Vistara-operated Indian domestic flights. The partnership will also allow the customers of both carriers to earn and redeem frequent flier miles.
With this new arrangement, more than 20 flights of Vistara flights will add ‘UA’ designator code. The partnership will open more than 20 destinations to United passengers across India, primarily Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The codeshare agreement is awaiting authority approvals, and hence, the ticket sales by this agreement will only begin later this year.
Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer of Vistara expressed his happiness in associating with United Airlines. This alliance will help us offer a vast global network to our customers and give us the chance of welcoming travellers from across the world to experience Vistara’s award-winning hospitality and service in India. Both United and Vistara are focused on providing a seamless and hassle-free experience to customers, and we are confident that our respective customers will truly enjoy the benefits of this collaboration, he said.
United Airlines has served India from our New York/Newark hub for more than 14 years and in December of this year will begin operating new nonstop service between San Francisco and New Delhi, said John Gebo, United’s senior vice president of Alliances.
We are pleased to enter into this new alliance agreement with Vistara to offer our customers travelling between the United States and India seamless access to more destinations throughout India, he added.
Vistara flights operate from the same terminals as United at Delhi (T3) and Mumbai (T2), making connections at these airports more convenient and seamless for the passengers. United Airlines intends to commence seasonal service between San Francisco and New Delhi from 5 December 2019.
United Airlines customers travelling on Vistara will enjoy complimentary meals. The passengers can choose between three different cabins. The expanded partnership also offers shared frequent flyer benefits. United MileagePlus members will be able to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles on all Vistara routes, and similarly, Vistara’s Club Vistara members will be able to earn and redeem CV Points on all Vistara and United Airlines’ routes.