Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed an agreement to codeshare on Indian domestic flights operated by Vistara, with effect from March 14, 2017.
The codeshare agreement is Vistara’s first with an airline group, as well as SIA’s and SilkAir’s first with an India-based domestic carrier.
Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Mumbai and New Delhi to 10 Indian destinations – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kochi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati and Port Blair – of which the last four destinations are new to SIA Group’s network of 15 destinations in India.
Meanwhile, SilkAir will add its ‘MI’ designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Bengaluru and Kolkata to six destinations: Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi and Port Blair.
Members of both frequent flyer programmes, KrisFlyer and Club Vistara, can earn miles when travelling on SIA- and Vistara-operated flights. As well, KrisFlyer members can also redeem their miles for Vistara flights, and vice versa.
In addition, PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will enjoy lounge access, increased baggage allowance, and priority baggage handling, check-in and boarding when travelling on Vistara-operated flights.
Likewise, Club Vistara Platinum and Gold members will enjoy the same benefits when travelling on SIA-operated flights. PPS Club and KrisFlyer members will also earn Elite miles when travelling on SIA codeshare flights operated by Vistara.