American Airlines and today announced codeshare agreement that would mean more domestic flight options for the passengers of American in India.
“The agreement, announced today, will place American’s code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India, providing a convenient option for American Airlines customers arriving on the carrier’s new Bengaluru (BLR) and Delhi (DEL), India, flights,” the airline said in a statement today.
The codeshare, which will require U.S. and Indian governments’ approvals, is expected to begin in October, as American launches new service between New York (JFK) and DEL on Oct. 31 and between Seattle (SEA) and BLR on January 4, 2022, the airline added.
As the codeshare agreement begins, members of American’s AAdvantage® loyalty program will earn miles when traveling on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo. Customers who aren’t yet members of the AAdvantage program can enroll online and enjoy immediate benefits such as Group 6 boarding on flights operated by American, the airline said.
“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,” Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo was quoted in a statement.
“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,” V asu Raja, Chief Revenue Officer, American Airlines was quoted in the statement.