Pune: Indigo and Turkish airlineTurkey’s national flag carrier airline has resumed its codeshare flights and partnerships by opening sales earlier this month.
Scheduled operations will be resumed in a phased manner with the first flight effective on Saturday. The codeshare is treated as a bilateral free flow codeshare in which both airlines will place their code on the other’s flights. The agreement will enable both carriers to offer customers greater flexibility of choice in the areas between India and Istanbul.
In the first phase, both the airlines are open for sale, in which Turkish Airlines as Marketing Carrier, and Indigo as Operating Carrier. Turkish Airlines will keep its code on trunk route flights operated by 6E on the Delhi-Istanbul route and later to six domestic destinations in India including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Ronojoy Dutta, Whole Time Director and CEO, IndiGo, said, “We are delighted to resume our strategic partnership with Turkish Airlines to provide more options to our passengers. Due to the recovery of the overall aviation industry, this agreement Will expand on our time, by expanding the options available to our customers for onward travel from Istanbul, using Turkish Airlines’ extensive network through a dozen destinations covered by our agreement, economical, courteous and hassle-free Free travel experience.”
Bilal Axi, CEO of Turkish Airlines, said, “After witnessing two difficult years of the pandemic, the airline industry is now in a new era that will enable us to reinvent and improve partnerships. In this new era, every collaboration becomes more important. We are very pleased to see that as Turkish Airlines and IndiGo, we have reactivated our codeshare cooperation by resuming our flights between Turkey and India. I am happy to announce that What is happening is that our passengers will continue to experience better connections from this opportunity.”
Currently, Turkish Airlines operates a daily flight on the Delhi-Istanbul and Mumbai-Istanbul routes, while IndiGo operates a daily flight on the Delhi-Istanbul route and is also planning to add a second frequency from August. This codeshare between the two airlines allows customers to purchase connecting flights using a single reservation, and provides a smooth ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience throughout the journey.