Indian carrier Vistara has expanded its codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir to cover international flights.
The move follows the start of Vistara’s first international services to Singapore from New Delhi and Mumbai. It starts a Boeing 737-800 Delhi-Singapore route today (6 August) and Mumbai-Singapore the following day (7 August).
Under the expansion of an existing codeshare agreement, which covers Indian domestic flights, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara’s new international flights.
In addition, SIA and SilkAir will add nine new codeshare destinations within India on Vistara-operated flights. With this expansion, SIA will codeshare on Vistara flights to more than 20 Indian destinations.
Similarly, Vistara will add its ’UK’ designator code to SIA and SilkAir-operated flights between Singapore and eight destinations in India. As part of the arrangement, Vistara will codeshare on services to more than 40 destinations in the SIA and SilkAir network.
These codeshares will be implemented in phases and are subject to regulatory approvals. This is the first time Vistara will be codesharing with partner airlines on international flights.