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Vistara passengers can now earn and burn frequent flier miles on Lufthansa

Codesharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence. An interline arrangement refers to a pact to issue and accept tickets for flights that are operated by the partner airline.

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Updated: Dec 09, 2019, 11.46 AM IST
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Vistara Airlines has entered into a codeshare pact with Lufthansa to provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence.
NEW DELHI: Vistara and Lufthansa today said that they have signed a codeshare agreement, further strengthening their existing interline partnership enabling frequent fliers of both airlines to earn miles/points when travelling on each other’s networks and other benefits.

As part of the agreement, Lufthansa will add its ‘LH’ designator code to nearly 18 Vistara-operated flights, starting December 16, 2019, every day covering 10 cities, including four metro cities, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi and Pune.

“As a growing global carrier, one of our key goals is to offer an extended international network to our customers through such strategic associations. Our codeshare with Lufthansa is another important step in this direction and helps us widen our customer base outside of India,” Vistara’s Chief Strategy Officer Vinod Kannan was quoted in the statement.

The interline/through check-in agreement allows passengers to seamlessly connect from Vistara-operated domestic flights in India to Lufthansa-operated flights to both of its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and beyond. Using the Through Check-in facility, customers get their boarding passes at the first point of departure for all the travel sectors, both domestic and international, with their baggage checked through to the final destination. This codeshare agreement takes it forward.

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