American Airlines and IndiGo announce codeshare agreement
New Delhi, September 29, 2021
American Airlines and Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo have announced a codeshare agreement underwhich American's code would be placed on 29 of IndiGo's domestic routes in India.
A press release from IndiGo said the agrement would provide a convenient option for American Airlines passengers arriving on the carrier's new Bengaluru and Delhi flights.
"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 Delhi (DEL) on October 31 and between Seattle (SEA) and Bengaluru (BLR) on January 4, 2022.
Vasu Raja, Chief Revenue Officer, American Airlines said, “We’re eager to add IndiGo as our trusted partner in India."
“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," he said.
As the codeshare agreement begins, members of American’s AAdvantage loyalty programme will earn miles when traveling on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo. Customers who aren’t yet members of the award-winning AAdvantage programme can enroll online and enjoy immediate benefits such as Group 6 boarding on flights operated by American.
Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to sign this codeshare agreement with one of the world’s largest and most reputed airlines. 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.”
Customers traveling in American’s business cabin on DEL–JFK or BLR–SEA will have access to IndiGo partner lounges in their originating city where they can relax, unwind and enjoy hot food, beverages, wi-fi and more. Customers can learn more about lounge locations and offerings on the IndiGo website.