Qatar Airways signs Indigo codeshare

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Airline chiefs: Indigo’s Ronojoy Dutta and Qatar’s Akbar Al Baker.

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline. Sales are open on the first codeshare flights due to fly 18 December. It will enable the airline to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad and is the first step in strengthening cooperation between the ‘World’s Best Airline’ and the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in India’.

Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.

 

IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a domestic market share of 47% as of August 2019. With its fleet of over 240 aircraft, the airline offers almost 1,500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “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, Ronojoy Dutta, added: “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.”

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