Lufthansa Joins Forces with Vistara to Boost its Indian network
Connecting Vistara‘s strong domestic network with Lufthansa‘s global reach gives European airline customers immediate access to many more Indian cities than ever before
LEADING EUROPEAN airline Lufthansa enters into comprehensive codeshare agreement with Indian full-service carrier Vistara to boost its Indian network. As part of the new agreement, Lufthansa adds 126 weekly flights to ten key Indian cities. This will be in addition to it’s current schedule of 56 weekly international flights, connecting the major Indian hubs of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai with ultra-modern aircraft, like the Airbus A350. It is planned to subsequently add more destinations of Vistara’s network under the umbrella of the codeshare agreement in 2020 and beyond.
George Ettiyil, Senior Director Sales, Lufthansa Group Airlines, South Asia said, “By partnering with Vistara we boost our position as the leading European airline in India and significantly increase our offer in one of the most important aviation markets in the world.”
Connecting Vistara‘s strong domestic network with Lufthansa‘s global reach gives European airline customers immediate access to many more Indian cities than ever before. At the same time this partnership offers customers from ten key Indian cities such as Kolkata, Goa, Pune etc., unlimited access to the Lufthansa Group’s worldwide network, including top-tier destinations in Europe, Canada and the United States.
“This marks Lufthansa’s commitment to offer its Indian customers world-class international travel experiences and will enable them to use their preferred mileage program on codeshare routes. By teaming up with Vistara, we will strengthen and expand our position as the leading and most popular European airline in India – a country all set to become the third-largest aviation market in just a few years’ time," he further added.
Vinod Kannan, Vistara’s Chief Strategy Officer said, “As a growing global carrier, one of our key goals is to offer an extended international network to our customers through such strategic associations. This also lets inbound travelers experience Vistara - India’s only five-star airline. Our codeshare with Lufthansa is another important step in this direction and helps us widen our customer base outside of India. We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Lufthansa, an airline we share many things in common with, and bring to our customers a delightful, world-class flying experience.”
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