Singapore Airlines expands partnership with Air India
14 September 2009 - From 15 September, frequent flyers on Singapore Airlines and Air India can enjoy greater choice and value for money, thanks to a new bilateral frequent flyer programme agreement between the two carriers.
Under the agreement, frequent flyer programme members of both airlines are able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by either carrier. This means members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer programme can now earn KrisFlyer miles when they fly with Air India, or choose to redeem their miles for flights with the Indian carrier.
Likewise, members of Air India’s Flying Returns programme will enjoy greater choice by having the option of using their miles on Singapore Airlines flights or earning miles when they fly on Singapore Airlines.
“Singapore Airlines is pleased to welcome Air India on board. The addition of Air India as a KrisFlyer partner boosts the number of carriers we have such agreements with to 28. Those who fly frequently with Singapore Airlines and Air India now have more opportunity to increase their frequent flyer miles, and more choice in deciding how best to use their miles,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Marketing and the Regions.
Singapore Airlines operates 42 times a week to 6 destinations in India. With the inclusion of subsidiary carrier SilkAir, the Singapore Airlines route network covers 93 destinations in 38 countries.
KrisFlyer is Singapore Airlines' frequent flyer programme. Members can redeem their miles for free flights on over 20 world-class airlines to more than 890 destinations in 160 countries. Their miles can also be redeemed for flight upgrades on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional carrier.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 and was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries.