Turkish Airlines and IndiGo, India’s largest airline, resumed their codeshare flights and partnership by opening the sale earlier this month.
Scheduled operations will be restarted in a phased manner with the first flight commenced this week. The codeshare is considered as Bilateral Free Flow Codeshare where both airlines will place their code on another’s flights. The agreement will enable both carriers to provide more flexibility of choice to customers flying between İstanbul and India, among others.
During the first phase, tickets of both airlines will be open for sale, with Turkish Airlines as marketing carrier and IndiGo as the operating carrier. Turkish Airlines will be placing its code on trunk route flights operated by 6E on the Delhi-Istanbul route and later from six domestic destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.
On their continuing partnership, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi said they are very happy to see that Turkish Airlines and IndiGo ensure the best for their customers. He said that after witnessing two tough years of the pandemic, the airline industry is now in a new period of healing. And in this new era, every cooperation is more important for each airline.
I am glad to announce that our passengers will continue to experience broader opportunities with the resumption of our codeshare agreement with IndiGo.
IndiGo Wholetime Director and CEO Ronojoy Dutta said they are pleased to resume their strategic partnership with Turkish Airlines and offer more options to passengers. He said that the agreement will extend their on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience, expand the choices available to their customers for journeys beyond Istanbul and the 12 destinations covered by their agreement.
Currently, Turkish Airlines operates a daily flight on Delhi-Istanbul and Mumbai-Istanbul routes. IndiGo operates a daily flight on the Delhi-Istanbul route and plans to add a second frequency from August 2022. The codeshare between the two airlines provides customers with the convenience of purchasing connecting flights using one reservation, and a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience during the entire journey.
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