On August 22, Qatar Airways entered into an interline partnership with India’s full-service airline, Vistara.
An interline agreement is formed between two commercial airlines who jointly handle itineraries of passengers travelling on multiple flights on multiple airlines.
Through this partnership, Qatar Airways’ passengers can travel to and from Indian cities across Vistara’s network, via Qatar Airways’ existing 13 Indian gateways. This means, passengers needn’t buy a separate ticket, but can travel on a single ticket from through Qatar Airways for onward travel on Vistara’s flights.
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozikode, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram.
Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “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. The Indian market is very important to us, and we operate more than one hundred flights a week between Doha and 13 Indian cities. This new partnership expands Qatar Airways’ presence in India and reinforces our commitment to this market.”
Vistara’s chief executive officer, Phee Teik Yeoh, said: “We are delighted to launch our interline partnership with Qatar Airways, through which we will offer a seamless flying experience and international luggage allowance to our joint customers from various cities in India to and from over 150 destinations across the world on a single ticket. Qatar Airways’ 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.”
Vistara operates 15 A320 aircraft on its network of 19 Indian cities, with more than 625 weekly flights.