Monday, 16 July 2018 06:42 GMT

Qatar Airways enters into interline partnership with Vistara

(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- Qatar Airways has entered into a new interline partnership with growing, full-service Indian airline Vistara, as the Qatari national carrier marks more than 20 successful years offlights toIndia.

The new interline agreement taking effect from August 22 will allow Qatar Airways'passengers to travel seamlessly to and from a wide range of cities within India across Vistara's network, via Qatar Airways' existing 13 Indian gateways and under a single ticket with QR's generous baggage allowance throughout the journey.

Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar al Baker, said, 'This exciting new partnership with Vistara will bring enhanced connectivity and increased convenience to ourpassengers travelling within India on an expanding full-service premium carrier.

'The Indian market is very important to us, and we operatemore than100 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 enjoythe finest hospitality in Indian skieson their domestic connecting flights.'

In a short span of less than three years, Vistara has expanded its network to 19 destinations withmore than625 weekly flights operated by a fleet of 15 Airbus A320 aircrafts, having flown more than five million passengers.

Vistara is the first and only airline in India to introduce Premium Economy class on domestic routes.

Qatar Airways 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 Qatar Airways' growing presence and commitment to the Indian market.

Multiple award-winning Qatar Airways was this year awarded Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards (this is the fourth time it has won this global accolade). Qatar's national carrier also clinched Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class and World's Best First Class Airline Lounge.

The airline's award-winning entertainment system, Oryx One, also offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.

Qatar Airways is also launching 26 exciting new destinations around the world between now and the end of 2018, including Chiang Mai, Thailand; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San Francisco, US and Santiago, Chile, to name but a few.

TATA SIA Airlines Limited, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51 per cent in the company and SIA holding the remaining 49 per cent.

Vistara brings together Tata's and SIA's legendary hospitality andrenowned service excellence to launch the finest full service carrier in India aimed at creating memorable and personalised flying experiences for all its customers.


Qatar Airways enters into interline partnership with Vistara

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