National, November 07, 2019: In-line with its international expansion plans, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, today signed a one-way codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, world’s best airline as per 2019 World Airline Awards. With the sale starting from today, the one-way codeshare agreement between the two carriers will enable Qatar Airways to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. This is the second codeshare agreement for IndiGo as part of its growth strategy for international markets. Qatar Airways will place its code “QR” on IndiGo operated flights between the mentioned destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, “We are extremely proud to secure this strategic partnership with IndiGo, the largest airline in one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. We believe this agreement will be just the first step in strengthening our relationship and we very much look forward to working together to harness our complementary strengths and resources, to enhance the travel experience for our passengers around the world.”
IndiGo Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ronojoy Dutta said, “This is a momentous occasion for us, as we sign this codeshare agreement with one of the finest airlines in the world. This strategic alliance will not only strengthen our international operations, but also boost economic growth in India, by bringing in more traffic and heralding opportunities for trade and tourism through seamless mobility. We are confident of a successful partnership, as we extend our signature on-time, courteous and hassle-free service experience to the passengers of Qatar Airways. These are exciting times for the aviation industry and it is our commitment to remain focused in building one of the best air transportation system in the world.”
One of the fastest growing low-cost carriers globally, IndiGo, has redefined air travel in India over the last 13 years with its affordable, on-time, courteous and hassle-free flying experience. Having flown more than 300Mn happy customers, the airline currently operates close to 1500 daily flights to 60 domestic and 23 international destinations, with a fleet of 247 aircraft. IndiGo has been further strengthening its position with rapid domestic and international expansion this year, with entry into Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Saudi Arabia in FY2019-20. The airline has been recognised at various Indian and global platforms for its focussed L&D, consistent on-time performance and stupendous growth. IndiGo recently joined IATA as a member, which will help the airline align to global practices developed by IATA and will further strengthen its partnership portfolio.