Kingfisher Airlines, one of India's leading private carriers on Thursday announced a tie-up with the world's fifth largest carrier, Continental Airlines for providing better customer service to passengers travelling from India to US.
The two airlines would share a comprehensive partnership in areas of frequent flying, airport lounge access and future code sharing to facilitate smooth transfer between the carriers.
"Our partnership with Kingfisher builds upon our increased service between New York and India," Larry Kellner, Continental's chairman and chief executive officer said in a statement.
From October 1, 2007, members of the frequent flyer programmes of the two airlines, Continental's OnePass and Kingfisher's King Club, will be able to earn and redeem miles on all flights operated by the other carrier.
"The relationship will benefit both the airlines as well as our guests. We value our guests who have been loyal and what better way of expressing our gratitude than to offer them miles redemption on the international sectors with the help of Continental," said Vijay Mallya, chairman and CEO, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd.
Kingfisher Airlines currently operates 187 flights a day across 29 key Indian destinations with a growing fleet of 31 brand new aircraft.