(April 20, 2022, 11:15 +07)
IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has reactivated its strategic cooperation with Qatar Airways, following the lifting of the Indian government’s suspension of scheduled international flights.
Qatar Airways currently operates 190 flights per week to and from 12 destinations in India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.
IndiGo operates 154 weekly flights between Doha and the following eight cities in India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode and Kannur.
IndiGo Airbus A320 reg: VT-IFQ. Photo by Steven Howard from TravelNewsAsia.com
As part of this extended codeshare agreement, Qatar Airways will place its marketing code on IndiGo-operated flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, from April 25, 2022, and Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, at from May 9, 2022.
Ronojoy Dutta, Managing Director and Managing Director of IndiGo, said: “We are delighted to reactivate our codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. We are confident that this strong partnership will not only expand opportunities for customers, but also boost trade and tourism in both countries. With the easing of restrictions, we believe this will create economic growth through IndiGo’s seamless nationwide connectivity. »
In addition to faster and more convenient connections to and from India, members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty program will benefit from the strategic cooperation as members will soon be able to earn Avios on all codeshare flights operated by Qatar Airways. Indigo. Likewise, Qatar Airways’ generous baggage rules, which are particularly important for international travelers, apply to all codeshare flights.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “The reactivation of our strategic partnership with IndiGo is another milestone in the development of aviation between the State of Qatar and India. Together, Qatar Airways and IndiGo will offer more than 340 weekly flights to 13 destinations in India. Never before has our partnership with IndiGo been stronger and the resumption of our strategic cooperation demonstrates the resilience, agility and commitment both partners have shown in overcoming the challenges of the pandemic.
With a fleet of over 275 aircraft, IndiGo operates over 1,500 daily flights, connecting 73 domestic and 24 international destinations.