British Airways and IndiGo Enter New Codeshare Partnership
British Airways and IndiGo have signed a new codeshare agreement to enhance connectivity between the UK and India. In total, eight new destinations are available by codeshare from London Heathrow with seamless connections via New Delhi or Mumbai.
On Thursday (September 21, 2023), British Airways announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement with IndiGo. Under the agreement, BA customers will have access to eight additional destinations in IndiGo’s network across India via New Delhi or Mumbai. From London Heathrow, customers can now travel to Amritsar via New Delhi, as well as to seven destinations via Mumbai, including Kochi, Ahmedabad, Goa, Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Rajkot and Vadodara. Customers traveling on British Airways/IndiGo codeshare flights will now be able to connect to their destination on a single ticket. British Airways operates 56 weekly flights to five Indian gateways, including New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff, 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.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare agreement, IndiGo’s SVP – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Abhijit Dasgupta, said,
“We are excited to announce our codeshare agreement with British Airways. This partnership expands the choices available to British Airways customers for journeys to/from London Heathrow, using IndiGo’s extensive network in India. This step to provide seamless connectivity will not only support trade and commerce between the two countries but also offer convenient travel options to students and tourists. With burgeoning demand for international travel, we will continue to enhance international connectivity and remain committed to our promise of providing on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences to our customers.”
IndiGo operates an extensive domestic and regional network with a fleet of Airbus A320 Family aircraft. British Airways customers traveling on codeshare flights with IndiGo will enjoy a complimentary meal, as well as BA’s generous baggage allowance in Economy Class (two checked bags up to 23 kilos per person).
Source: British Airways