American Airlines and Indian airline IndiGo have signed a codeshare agreement that allows passengers on American flights to/from Delhi and Bengaluru an easier connection to domestic services.
AAdvantage members can earn miles on these IndiGo flights bought on AA codeshares (you must be connecting to/from one of the AA flights).
American IndiGo Codeshare Routes ex-Delhi
American IndiGo Codeshare Routes ex-Mumbai
American press release:
American Airlines and IndiGo Announce Codeshare Agreement Providing More Options and Seamless Connectivity Across India
- American Airlines and IndiGo announce a codeshare agreement, making it easier than ever for customers to travel to India.
- American’s customers will have access to 29 new routes from Bengaluru and Delhi.
- AAdvantage members will earn miles when traveling on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo.
American Airlines is opening new doors across India this fall thanks to a new codeshare agreement with IndiGo, India’s leading airline. The agreement, announced today, will place American’s code on 29 of IndiGo’s domestic routes in India, providing a convenient option for American Airlines customers arriving on the carrier’s new Bengaluru (BLR) and Delhi (DEL), India, flights. The codeshare, which will require U.S. and Indian governments’ approvals, is expected to begin in October, as American launches new service between New York (JFK) and DEL on Oct. 31 and between Seattle (SEA) and BLR on Jan. 4, 2022.
“We’re eager to add IndiGo as our trusted partner in India,” said Vasu Raja, American’s Chief Revenue Officer. “Whether our customers are traveling for business or pleasure, this new partnership makes it easy to reach all four corners of India. Today we’re adding 29 new routes to our map as a result of this agreement, providing customers with even more options around the globe.”
As the codeshare agreement begins, members of American’s AAdvantage® loyalty program will earn miles when traveling on American codeshare flights operated by IndiGo. Customers who aren’t yet members of the award-winning AAdvantage program can enroll online and enjoy immediate benefits such as Group 6 boarding on flights operated by American.
“We are delighted to sign this codeshare agreement with one of the world’s largest and most reputed airlines,” said Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo. “We are confident that this will be a strong partnership that will create many opportunities for trade and tourism through IndiGo’s seamless nationwide connectivity. We look forward to having American’s customers on our lean clean flying machine, as we extend to them our on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free travel experience.”
IndiGo, India’s largest airline by number of passengers carried, is based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline operates more than 1,100 daily flights, connecting 70 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations. Since its founding in 2006, IndiGo’s 23,000 employees have professionally served more than 300 million customers.
Unwind before taking off
Customers traveling in American’s Flagship® Business cabin on DEL–JFK or BLR–SEA will have access to IndiGo partner lounges in their originating city where they can relax, unwind and enjoy hot food, beverages, Wi-Fi and more. Customers can learn more about lounge locations and offerings on the IndiGo website.
This is merely a codeshare partnership that doesn’t extend to earning miles on other IndiGo flights than those on AA codes. You also won’t get any extra benefits as an AAdvantage elite member when flying on IndiGo.
American Airlines hasn’t had much success with its previous partners in India (Kingfisher & Jet Airways) that have all folded. So let’s hope that American’s partnering with IndiGo is not an omen of what will happen in the future…