SIA frequent fliers can earn miles on new joint-venture airline, Vistara

An air stewardess serving passengers on Vistara’s inaugural New Delhi-Mumbai flight on Jan 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: TAMIL MURASU
An air stewardess serving passengers on Vistara’s inaugural New Delhi-Mumbai flight on Jan 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: TAMIL MURASU

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) frequent fliers will soon be able to earn miles when flying the carrier's new joint-venture airline in India, Vistara.

The same benefits will apply to Vistara's frequent fliers from March.

From May, the miles can also be used to redeem flights on each other's flights, SIA said on Thursday.

Vistara, a tie-up between SIA and Indian conglomerate Tata, launched domestic flights from its base in New Delhi on Jan 9.

SIA senior vice-president of marketing planning Lee Wen Fen said the partnership will benefit passengers on both sides.

Earlier this week, the airline announced a similar tie-up with budget carriers Scoot and Tigerair, which would allow KrisFlyer members to earn points when flying on both carriers.

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