British Airways and IndiGo, India's leading airline, have joined forces in a codeshare agreement to enhance travel connections between the UK and India, starting from 12 October 2023. This partnership allows British Airways to include its code on several destinations within the IndiGo network.
Travelers can now experience improved connectivity between Southeast Asia and Europe, particularly when flying from London Heathrow. The codeshare agreement offers eight destinations when traveling from London Heathrow via New Delhi or Mumbai. This includes three new options that were previously unavailable to British Airways customers:
With this agreement, British Airways passengers traveling from Rajkot (Hirasar) to London or connecting through Heathrow can reach their final destination with a single ticket purchase.
IndiGo, known for its extensive domestic and regional network using A320 aircraft, will provide British Airways passengers traveling on codeshare flights to India with a complimentary meal and the UK carrier's generous baggage allowance in economy, which includes two checked bags weighing up to 23 kilos per person.
British Airways currently operates 56 flights a week from India to London, exceeding pre-pandemic levels, with service to five Indian gateways: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Travelers between Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore can also enjoy the newly designed Club Suite (business class) cabin, featuring direct-aisle access, suite doors for privacy, and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Additionally, the airline's cabin crew, pilots, and check-in agents will soon debut a new uniform, the first in 20 years.