Vistara on Tuesday March 14,2017 said it has signed codeshare agreements with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, which is a regional subsidiary of the flag carrier of the city-state.
Under the agreement, SIA will add its 'SQ' code to Vistara flights beyond Mumbai and New Delhi to 10 destinations, while SilkAir will add its 'MI' designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Bengaluru and Kolkata to six destinations.
The Tata-SIA joint venture Vistara operates only domestic flights currently.
As a result of the agreement, four new destinations will be added to the SIA Group's India network-- Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati and Port Blair. SIA Group airlines currently serves 15 cities in the country from Singapore.
"We are very pleased with our first codeshare agreement with Vistara, which represents a strengthening of our already strong partnership," said SIA senior vice-president for marketing & planning Tan Kai Ping.
For the two-year-old airline, this is the first codeshare partnership. "As we continuously work towards eventually becoming a globally renowned airline, codeshare partnerships will play a very important role in helping us get closer to realising that aspiration," its chief executive Phee Teik Yeoh said.