Vistara and United Airlines have announced the commencement of a new codeshare agreement. This will allow customers traveling by United Airlines to book travel on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations throughout India for travel beginning February 28, according to eTurboNews.
Customers will now have a simplified experience
The codeshare is an extension of the agreement between both the airlines in which MileagePlus and Vistara’s loyalty program members earn and redeem miles when flying on either of the airline’s route network. This agreement between United Airlines and Vistara offers customers a simplified experience when planning travel between dozens of destinations throughout India. These include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi and more.
John Gebo, United Airlines‘ senior vice president of Alliances spoke of the new agreement. He said: “We are excited to offer our shared customers the option of building a seamless itinerary when planning travel to cities beyond New Delhi and Mumbai.”
He continued, “United has connected customers to India for more than 15 years with daily flights between New York/Newark and Delhi and Mumbai and our new service between San Francisco and New Delhi. Our relationship with Vistara opens up even more options for customers to travel between our East and West Coast hubs and multiple destinations throughout India.”
Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vinod Kannan said, “Vistara today connects the length and breadth of India, and we are delighted to offer the country’s only five-star flying experience to customers of United on their Indian domestic flights. The U.S. continues to be one of the biggest source markets for foreign travelers into India and the region, and this partnership allows us to provide a seamless travel offering for customers to and from the U.S.”