Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Air India, Asiana Airways Sign Code Share Agreement

In an attempt to provide seamless link to Seoul, Air India has entered into a code-share agreement with Asiana Airways, a major South Korean airline. The code-share will be put into effect soon.

The necessary testing system for such code-share cooperation is likely to begin soon, an Air India official.

Air India has been witnessing some positive growth over the last few months with considerable rise in revenue growth. The airline remains one of the most popular alternatives among holiday makers and other travellers seeking deals on inbound and outbound flights to India.

Apart from Asiana, Air India is likely to enter into similar code-share arrangements with Air China and Egypt Air very soon, the official further said.

As of now, India’ national airline has code share agreements with Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Air Mauritius, Austrian Airlines, South African Airways, Aeroflot, Sri Lankan Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, British Midland and Turkish Airlines.

With Asiana Airways, Air India hopes to move beyond the regular code share arrangements and intends to freely include additional sectors on each other's network.

Even Asiana is contemplating newer destinations in India. The country remains a top holiday destination among many and there is always demand for tickets on cheap flights to India.

Air India and Asiana Airways are also likely to integrate their Frequent Flyer Programmes (FFP) to enable the travellers to earn points on their Air India FFP and vice-versa. It sure is good news for travel buffs as they will be able to redeem their air miles for various privileges, even maybe cheap flights.


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