American Airlines and Indigo announce codeshare agreement in India

Codeshare, which will require US and Indian government approvals, is due to start in October

American Airlines has entered into a codeshare agreement with India’s leading airline IndiGo. The agreement will put the American code on IndiGo’s 29 domestic routes in India, providing a comfortable option for customers arriving on the airline’s new flights in Bengaluru and Delhi.

The codeshare, which will require US and Indian government approvals, is expected to start in October, as American Airlines introduces a new service between New York (JFK) and Delhi on October 31, and between Seattle (SEA) and Bengaluru in January. Will start , 2022.

“We look forward to adding IndiGo as our trusted partner in India,” said Vasu Raja, American Airlines Director of Revenue. “Whether our customers are traveling for business or pleasure, this new partnership makes it easy to reach all four corners of India. Today we are adding 29 new routes to our map as a result of this agreement, giving customers even more choices around the world.

Once the settlement is in place, members of American’s AA Advantage loyalty program will earn miles while traveling on the airline’s codeshare flights operated by IndiGo. Customers who are not yet a member of the program can apply online and get immediate benefits.

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About the author: Cory Weinberg

Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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