India on the move nonstops, American Airlines codeshares with IndiGo for India connections

NEW DELHI: American Airlines, which will start non-stop flights between Delhi and New York from October 31 and between Bengaluru and Seattle from January 4, 2022, has signed a codeshare agreement with IndiGo.
American will put its code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India and offer an option to customers arriving on the airline’s new flights to Bengaluru and Delhi.
The codeshare requires approval from the US and Indian governments, which is expected to begin in October. Advantage members earn miles when they travel on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo.
Vasu Raja, American Airlines Chief Revenue Officer, said, “We are committed to adding IndiGo as our trusted partner in India. Whether our customers are traveling for business or pleasure, this new partnership makes it easy to reach all four corners of India. Today, as a result of this agreement, we are adding 29 new routes to our map, offering our customers even more options around the globe. ”
Ronojoy Dutta, CEO of IndiGo, said, “We are excited to sign this codeshare agreement with one of the largest and most prestigious airlines in the world. We are confident that this will be a strong partnership, powered by IndiGo’s seamless nationwide connectivity will create many opportunities for trade and tourism. ” We look forward to having American customers on our sleek, clean flying machine. ”
“Customers traveling in American’s flagship business cabin on DEL-JFK or BLR-SEA have access to IndiGo partner lounges in their hometown, where they can relax, unwind and enjoy hot food, drinks, WiFi and more . Customers can find out more about lounge locations and offers on the IndiGo website, “said a joint statement by the two airlines.