Aviation

Air India signs code-share pact with Air Astana

MUMBAI

Air India, which is a part of the Star Alliance, officially announced here today that it has entered into a ‘free flow’ code-share pact with Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana to expand its presence in the fast growing CIS aviation market.

A ‘free flow’ code-share arrangement gives marketing access to the operating carrier’s inventory and allows it to market seats independently of the operating carrier.
The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approvals, was signed by Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan and Air Astana Vice President for Sales Worldwide Richard Ledgerin New Delhi yesterday, according to an Air India release issued here today.

“As a state-run airline and Star Alliance member carrier Air India feels honoured to enter into this code-share agreement with Air Astana.┬áThis agreement has enabled Air India to reach out to the CIS and eastern European market,” the release quoted Air India CMD as saying about the tie-up.

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