Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement
with IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline.
Ticket sales have already opened with the first codeshare flights
scheduled to take off on 18
The agreement will enable Qatar Airways to place
its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and
IndiGo Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ronojoy
Dutta, said, “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 systems in the world.”
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.
The airline’s cargo division, Qatar Airways
Cargo, operates a total of 28 weekly freighters to seven
destinations in India. The top three cargo destinations in India
are Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His
Excellency Mr. 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 is India’s largest passenger airline with
a domestic market share of 47% as of August 2019 and is amongst
the fastest growing carriers in the world. With a fleet of over 240 aircraft,
almost 1,500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations
and 23 international destinations.