Vistara, United Airlines launch code-share operations

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Vistara and United Airlines have implemented the code-share agreement signed in June 2019, with effect from February 14, 2020. The agreement enables United Airlines to code-share on Vistara-operated Indian domestic flights starting February 28, 2020.

Passengers on both airlines have been enjoying the ability to earn and redeem frequent flyer points/miles on either of the frequent flyer programmes since the beginning of February.

Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara, 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.”

We are proud to announce our new codeshare partnership with @united, and the first flight is set to take off on February 28th! We are happy to spread the seamless Vistara five-star flying experience to customers to and from the U.S. Vistara Twitted

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“The U.S. continues to be one of the biggest source markets for foreign travellers into India and the region, and this partnership allows us to provide a seamless travel offering for customers to and from the U.S.”

The code-share agreement enables United Airlines to put its ‘UA’ designator code on 68 Vistara-operated flights to 26 destinations every day, including but not limited to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, and Varanasi.

Since 1 February 2020, members of Vistara’s and United’s frequent flyer programmes, Club Vistara and United MileagePlus, have been able to earn and redeem their CV Points/United MileagePlus miles when flying on either of the airlines’ network. This means Club Vistara members can now earn and redeem CV Points on flights operated by United Airlines, and vice versa.

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“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,” said John Gebo, Senior Vice President – Alliances, United Airlines.

“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.”

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