Qatar Airways recently signed a codeshare agreement with IndiGo, India’s largest passenger airline. Sales already started on 7 November, with the first codeshare flights to operate from 18 December.
The agreement 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 Group Chief Executive,HE Akbar Al Baker, said they are extremely proud to secure the 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 Ronojoy Dutta, said that the strategic alliance will not only strengthen their international operations, but also boost economic growth in India, 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 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. The airline’s cargo division, Qatar Airways Cargo, currently operates a total of 28 weekly freighters to seven destinations in India.
IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a domestic market share of 47% as of August 2019. It is among the fastest growing carriers in the world. With a fleet of over 240 aircraft, the airline offers almost 1,500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations and 23 international destinations.