IndiGo signs codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways
November 7, 2019: Qatar Airways today announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with IndiGo, to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from December 18, 2019.
November 7, 2019: Qatar Airways today announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with IndiGo to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from December 18, 2019.
Today’s announcement of the agreement between IndiGo and Qatar Airways is an important first step in giving Indian travellers further ability and choice to connect to the world through our home and hub at Hamad International Airport pic.twitter.com/jsIiG6ItI3— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) November 7, 2019
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive, Qatar Airways Group said “We are extremely proud to secure this strategic 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.”
Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer, IndiGo said: “This is a momentous occasion for us, as we sign this codeshare agreement with one of the finest airlines in the world. 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 on 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, currently 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 currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline has added a number of new destinations to its network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Langkawi, Malaysia. The airline will add Gaborone, Botswana in 2019 to its network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, in 2020.
IndiGo, with its fleet of over 240 aircraft, the airline offers almost 1,500 daily flights and connects 60 domestic destinations in India and 23 international destinations.