American Airlines has announced a new codeshare agreement with leading Indian carrier, IndiGo.
The agreement, announced today, will place American’s code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India.
The codeshare, which will require U.S. and Indian government approvals, is expected to begin in October.
American will launch its new service between New York (JFK) and DEL on Oct. 31 and between Seattle (SEA) and BLR on Jan. 4, 2022.
This will provide a convenient option for American Airlines customers arriving on the carrier’s new Bengaluru (BLR) and Delhi (DEL), India, flights.
“We’re eager to add IndiGo as our trusted partner in India,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Whether our customers are traveling for business or pleasure, this new partnership makes it easy to reach all four corners of India. Today we’re adding 29 new routes to our map as a result of this agreement, providing customers with even more options around the globe.”
As the codeshare agreement begins, members of American’s AAdvantage loyalty program will earn miles when traveling on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo.
“We are delighted to sign this codeshare agreement with one of the world’s largest and most reputed airlines,” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo. “We are confident that this will be a strong partnership that will create many opportunities for trade and tourism through IndiGo’s seamless nationwide connectivity. We look forward to having American’s customers on our lean clean flying machine, as we extend to them our on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free travel experience.”
Gurgaon based IndiGo is India’s largest airline by number of passengers carried and has a fleet of 275+ aircraft.
The airline operates more than 1,100 daily flights, connecting 70 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations.
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