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British Airways is strengthening its connectivity with India thanks to a new codeshare partnership with low-cost airline IndiGo — India’s largest carrier
The codeshare will complement BA’s 56 weekly services to the 5 cities of Bengaluru (BLR), Chennai (MAA), Hyderabad (HYD), Mumbai (BOM), and New Delhi (DEL).
“British Airways has been flying to India since 1924, making it one of our longest-served and most valued destinations,” said Neil Chernoff, Director of Network and Alliances at British Airways.
As far as codeshares go, this is quite a significant one, so let’s take a look at the details.
British Airways and IndiGo’s New Codeshare
Starting on October 12, 2023, those wishing to travel between London Heathrow and 8 new Indian cities will be able to do so via a seamless connection in either Mumbai or New Delhi.
“This partnership expands the choices available to British Airways customers for journeys to/from London Heathrow, using IndiGo’s extensive network in India,” said Abhijit Dasgupta, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at IndiGo.
Of the 8 cities, Amritsar (ATQ) is the only one that will use New Delhi (DEL) as its connection airport while passengers heading to Ahmedabad (AMD), Goa (GOX), Kochi (COK), Kolkata (CCU), Rajkot (RAJ), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), and Vadodara (BDQ) will connect through Mumbai (BOM).
Ultimately, this means passengers will be able to purchase one ticket for travel on both airlines as well as check their baggage through to their final destination.
Better still, British Airways passengers connecting onto IndiGo flights will also enjoy a complimentary meal (on IndiGo flights where food is served) and will even be able to check in 2 suitcases that weigh up to 50 pounds each.
The move comes 2 years after fellow Oneworld member airline American Airlines announced its codeshare with the Indian carrier.Hot Tip:
Passengers wishing to travel between India and the U.K. will have more options than ever for a streamlined journey thanks to British Airways and IndiGo’s new codeshare partnership. We’re looking forward to seeing even more cooperation between these 2 airlines in the future!
Featured Image Credit: Shantanu Agrawal via Unsplash
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