British Airways has announced a new codeshare deal with India’s largest domestic carrier.
From 12 October customers will be able to purchase single ticket connections from London via either Delhi or Mumbai onto eight destinations operated by IndiGo.
These include three Indian cities which will be available through British Airways for the first time – Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, and Rajkot and Vadodara in the state of Gujurat.
The full list of new codeshare routes is as follows:
- London Heathrow to Amritsar via New Delhi
- London Heathrow to Kochi via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Ahmedabad via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Goa via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Thiruvananthapuram via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Kolkata via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Rajkot (Hirasar) via Mumbai
- London Heathrow to Vadodara via Mumbai
British Airways customers connecting onto IndiGo codeshare services will benefit from a complimentary inflight meal and two pieces of checked luggage up to 23kg.
BA also provided an update on its flights to India, which now exceed pre-pandemic levels with a total of 56 flights per week to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Customers on routes to Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore now benefit from the carrier’s Club Suite business class product.
IndiGo recently placed a record order for 500 Airbus A320s, with the aircraft set to be delivered between 2030 and 2035.
Commenting on the news Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said:
“British Airways has been flying to India since 1924, making it one of our longest-served and most valued destinations.
“Our partnership with IndiGo means that customers will be able to book their entire journey on one ticket, allowing seamless travel all the way from London to their final destination, offering more choice and flexibility for customers.”