Agreement with premium carrier strengthens Qatar Airways’ commitment to India with greater choice and connectivity
Qatar Airways entered into a new interline partnership with growing, full-service Indian airline Vistara, as the Qatari national carrier marks more than 20 successful years of flights to India.
The new interline agreement taking effect from 22 August will allow Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel seamlessly to and from a wide range of cities within India across Vistara’s network, via Qatar Airways’ existing 13 Indian gateways and under a single ticket with QR’s generous baggage allowance throughout the journey.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that this exciting new partnership with Vistara will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to passengers travelling within India.
The Indian market is very important to us, and we operate more than one hundred flights a week between Doha and 13 Indian cities. This new partnership expands Qatar Airways’ presence in India and reinforces our commitment to this market.’
Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer Phee Teik Yeoh, said they are delighted to launch the interline partnership with Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways’ customers will also now be able to experience ‘the new feeling’ with Vistara and enjoy the finest hospitality in Indian skies on their domestic connecting flights.’
In a short span of less than three years, Vistara has expanded its network to 19 destinations with more than 625 weekly flights operated by a fleet of 15 Airbus A320 aircraft, having flown more than five million passengers. Vistara is the first and only airline in India to introduce Premium Economy class on domestic routes.
Qatar Airways operates services from Doha to the Indian cities of New Delhi, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram, demonstrating Qatar Airways’ growing presence and commitment to the Indian market. They were awarded Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards (the fourth time it has won the global accolade). Qatar’s national carrier also clinched Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class and World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.
Qatar Airways is launching 26 exciting new destinations around the world between now and the end of 2018.
Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Limited)
TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA). Vistara brings together the legendary hospitality and renowned service excellence of Tata and SIA to launch the finest full-service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalised flying experiences for its customers. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on 9 January 2015, aimed at setting new standards in India’s aviation industry.
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