Air India and Singapore Airlines have entered into a bilateral agreement, which will enable the passengers traveling in either of the carriers to earn and redeem miles on the flights operated by both. The new agreement will come to effect on November 3, 2009. The agreement is aimed to benefit the frequent flyers of both the airlines, as they will be able to earn and redeem miles each time they travel.
A statement from the Singapore Airlines elaborated on the agreement, by explaining that the members of the Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer Programme would now be able to earn KrisFlyer miles, even when they fly with Air India. This effectively means that travelers can now choose to travel with the Indian carrier to redeem their miles.
Air India has been making efforts to become a member of the Star Alliance, a global alliance of Airlines and this recent pact with Singapore Airlines, which is a founder member of the alliance, is another step in the direction. Air India has been invited upon to join the Star Alliance, which has 26 members at present.