Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019
This codeshare partnership will let Indian passengers to seamlessly fly to countries such as the US, Australia and New Zealand through Singapore Airlines’ hub at Changi Airport, David Lim, Singapore Airlines’ general manager for India.
Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, began international operations in August by announcing Singapore as its first overseas destination.
For Vistara, we have been progressively cooperating. We (currently) have a codeshare and lounge facility,” Lim said, adding Singapore Airlines plans to deepen its relationship with Vistara in future.
Gurugam-based Vistara currently operates flights to Singapore, Bangkok and Dubai using its narrow-body planes. Flights to Colombo will commence on 25 November.
The airline also plans to fly to other destinations in South-East Asia and West Asia, and look at long-haul flights only after it takes delivery of wide-body planes next year.
Vistara had in October entered into a codeshare pact with Singapore Airlines and its regional unit SilkAir, which allowed the airline’s passengers to access about 35 destinations in Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, through its partner flights. As a result, Vistara has now added its ‘UK’ designated code to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir-operated flights beyond Singapore to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, among others.