Biznext India : Interglobe Aviation, the holding company of India’s largest domestic carrier, lndiGo today announced a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement with Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance.
The signed codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement between the two carriers, the effectiveness of which is subject to receipt by lndiGo and Turkish Airlines of all necessary Board and regulatory approvals, will enable both carriers to provide more flexibility of choice to their respective customers to fly on sectors between India, Istanbul and beyond.
This is the first codeshare agreement for lndiGo as part of. its international expansion strategy. Through this cooperation, Turkish Airlines will be offering new destinations in India as Marketing Carrier on lndiGo operated flights, while lndiGo customers will be able to reach many European destinations through Turkish Airlines’ extensive network. This reciprocal arrangement will allow TK and 6E to provide seamless connections to their customers, besides enabling them to use through check-in and many other facilities. lndiGo will place its code “6E”on 20 points beyond Istanbul operated by Turkish Airlines. Similarly, Turkish Airlines will use its code “TK” on lndiGo operated flights within India.
” We are very excited to be launching our first codeshare with Turkish Airlines: apart from supporting our upcoming direct services to Istanbul, this strategic partnership will expand the choices available to our customers for journeys beyond Istanbul, using Turkish Airlines’ extensive network. It will become possible for our customers to book itineraries into many cities in Europe on lndiGo, using Turkish Airlines and experiencing their renowned inflight service” Rahul Bhatia, Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer, lndiGo said.