To have an ‘interline agreement’ with India’s biggest carrier, IndiGo, British Airways is engaged in talks, media reports say. The agreement is for ticketing and baggage sharing, sources said on January 22. The interline agreement allows customers from two airlines to buy connecting flights on one ticket.
Such pacts are often precursors to code-share agreements, in which carriers sell tickets on each other’s airline. The arrangements increase revenue because airlines can offer more destinations, while keeping a lid on costs, as they don’t need to service all the planes themselves.