Qatar Airways (QA) has entered into an interline partnership with growing and full-service Indian airline Vistara, as the national carrier marks more than 20 successful years of flights to India, it was announced.
The new agreement, which took effect on Tuesday, allows QA passengers to travel seamlessly to and from a wide range of cities within India across Vistara’s network via the airline’s existing 13 Indian gateways, and under a single ticket with QA’s generous baggage allowance throughout the journey.
“This exciting new partnership with Vistara will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to our passengers travelling within India on an expanding full-service premium carrier,” QA Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said in a statement.
“The Indian market is very important to us, and we operate more than 100 flights a week between Doha and 13 Indian cities,” he noted. “This new partnership expands QA’s presence in India and reinforces our commitment to this market.”
Vistara’s CEO Phee Teik Yeoh said they will offer a seamless flying experience and international luggage allowance to their joint customers from various cities in India to and from over 150 destinations across the world on a single ticket.
“QA 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,” he added.
In a short span of less than three years, Vistara 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 5mn passengers.
Vistara is the first and only airline in India to introduce Premium Economy class on domestic routes.
QA operates services from Doha to the Indian cities of New Delhi, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kozikode, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram, demonstrating its growing presence and commitment to the Indian market.