Enhanced co-operation will help Vistara in securing passengers and brand recognition in the United Kingdom, which it hopes to connect as a part of its international network strategy. The tie-up will enable BA to grow its share in the Indian market.
Vistara is to extend its services to British Airways in India. Vistara connects the flyers of British Airways to 14 cities in India viz Guwahati, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Ahmedabad via Delhi and Mumbai
Whereas, British Airways will connect Vistara flyers of Delhi, Kochi, and Bengaluru to London Heathrow, Airport via Mumbai.
Vistara and British Airways both haven’t mentioned any tier points or miles earning capabilities or any exchange of premium benefits for its frequent flyers.
Government regulations do not allow Vistara to operate international service until it has a minimum 20 aircraft in its fleet. At present, the airline has 13 Airbus A320 aircraft and, according to consultancy CAPA, it is set to order 100 planes, including 50 wide-body Boeing 777x.