Qatar and Vistara sign pact

August 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News, South Asia

DOHA, Qatar, 23 August 2017: Qatar Airways has entered into a new interline partnership, Tuesday, with full-service Indian airline Vistara.

It coincides with Qatar Airways’ 20th anniversary serving destinations in India.

The new interline agreement became effective 22 August and allows Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel seamlessly to and from cities within India across Vistara’s network, via Qatar Airways’ existing 13 Indian gateways on a single ticket.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “This new partnership with Vistara will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to our passengers travelling within India on an expanding full-service premium carrier.”

Qatar Airways operate more than 100 flights weekly between Doha and 13 Indian cities.

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 5 million passengers, Vistara is the only airline in India to offer premium economy class on domestic routes.

Qatar Airways operates services from Doha to the Indian cities of New Delhi, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozikode, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.

Qatar Airways is also launching 26 new destinations, worldwide, between now and the end of 2018, including Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US and Santiago, Chile.

TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49%. Vistara commenced its commercial operations 9 January 9, 2015.

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