Club Vistara To Be Merged With Air India Flying Returns

Air India and Vistara are merging their frequent flyer programmes as a prelude to the impending merger between the two airlines. The airlines are expected to be merged by the year end.

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As part of the merger of the two airlines, the frequent flyer programmes are being merged.

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Vistara has announced that Club Vistara, the frequent flyer program of the airline, will merge with Air India's Flying Returns soon. The merger of the two frequent flyer programmes is part of the merger process between the two airlines.

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The Air India Flying Returns Programme Cards

"The Club Vistara program will continue to exist until the integration is complete. Upon completion of the integration process, your Club Vistara account will be migrated to Air India's Flying Returns," said Vistara in an official statement.

The airline added that details regarding co-brand cards will be shared in the coming weeks.

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Club Vistara Will Cease to Exist

The Tata Group is aiming to complete the integration of Air India and Vistara and operate them as a single airline by the end of this year, CEOs of the two carriers said on Monday.

Details of The Cards Merger

  • Tier Status: Your tier status will be assigned based on the cumulative points of both programs. You will be able to maintain, at least, your current Club Vistara tier status or get upgraded if you qualify basis the cumulative points. Going forward, the rules of Flying Returns will apply.
  • CV Points and Tier Points balance: On the day of migration, the CV Points balance and the Tier Points available in your account will be transferred to Flying Returns program at a 1:1 ratio. The airline in the statement announced that the points will remain valid for at least a year from the date of migration, even if they are due to expire sooner.
  • Future bookings using CV Points and Complimentary Flight Ticket vouchers: All future bookings will be transferred, and you and your nominees will receive the revised flight details post migration.
  •  Vouchers: All valid unutilized One-Class Upgrade vouchers and Complimentary Flight Ticket vouchers will be transferred to Flying Returns with the existing validity. The usage will be governed by the applicable program rules.

Air India-Vistara Merger

Singapore Airlines Group on Wednesday said the proposed Air India and Vistara merger, which is awaiting foreign direct investment and other approvals, will strengthen its multi-hub strategy as well as allow it to continue directly participating in the fast-growing Indian aviation market.

The merger will make the Air India group India’s largest international carrier, connecting five of the seven continents, operating more flights on international routes than any other airline, Air India chief executive Campbell Wilson said.

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