American Airlines and British Airways have received approval from the Indian government to place the AA* code on British Airways flights from London to the following Indian cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The new codeshare flights are scheduled to go on sale today with the first travel date starting March 29. This new codeshare agreement provides American customers more convenient choices and greater connectivity when traveling to India.
The codeshare allows American to place its code on fellow oneworld® member and joint business partner, British Airways, flights through London Heathrow Airport. The placement of American’s code on British Airways flights will complement American’s existing service to India through partner airline Jet Airways via Brussels.
“This new codeshare relationship will give our customers extra options and easier access to India while enjoying the excellent service British Airways has to offer,” said Kenji Hashimoto, American’s Vice President – Strategic Alliances. “Adding convenience for our joint customers is one of our primary goals and our network is able to grow because of this new codeshare agreement.”
As always, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights, providing customers another benefit of the strengthened alliance.