MUMBAI, Aug 5: Full service carrier Vistara on
Monday announced signing of a codeshare partnership with
Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its regional arm SilkAir for
international flights ahead of the launch of services on the
The domestic private carrier, which is 51 per cent
owned by Tata Sons along with 49 per cent stake of SIA,
already has a similar arrangement with the two carriers for
Vistara, which commenced its air services on domestic
routes in January 2015, is all set to launch its international
operations with the maiden flight to Singapore from New Delhi
on August 6.
“Singapore Airlines (SIA) and regional subsidiary
SilkAir have signed an agreement with Vistara to expand
codesharing to international routes, Vistara said in a
The codeshare agreement, which is subject to
regulatory approvals, will be implemented over a period of
time, the airline said.
This is the first time Vistara will be codesharing
with partner airlines on international flights.
Under the expansion of an existing codeshare agreement
which covers domestic flights, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ flight
code to Vistara’s new international flights.
In addition, SIA and SilkAir will add nine new
codeshare destinations within India on Vistara-operated
flights, said the release.
With this expansion, SIA will codeshare on Vistara
flights to more than 20domestic destinations.
Similarly, Vistara will add its ‘UK’ designator code
to SIA and SilkAir-operated flights between Singapore and
eightdomestic destinations, it said.
It will codeshare on services to more than 40
destinations in the SIA and SilkAir network, the release said.
“We are further expanding the codeshare agreement with
SIA and SilkAir to international flights. We’re happy to
deepen this strategic partnership which means a more seamless
services from India to destinations across Asia, Oceania and
the United States,” Vistaras chief strategy officer Vinod
“Vistara is an important partner for SIA and SilkAir.
This expansion of our codeshare agreement provides our
customers with more travel options to and from India, SIA’s
senior vice president, marketing planning, Tan Kai Ping, said.