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Fri, 8 Nov 2019

Qatar Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement with IndiGo

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 December 2019.

The agreement will enable Qatar Airways to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

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 Airbus A380 reg: A7-APF. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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, IndiGo offers almost 1,500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations.

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