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Indigo and Turkish Airlines resume their codeshare partnership

Indigo and Turkish Airlines have announced the resumption of their codeshare partnership.

As of 29th June 2022, scheduled codeshare operations have been restarted in a phased manner. The codeshare is considered as Bilateral Free Flow Codeshare wherein both the airlines will place its code on each other’s flights.

In the 1st phase, tickets of both airlines are open for sale, with Turkish Airlines as the 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 6 domestic destinations in India including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Bilal Ekşi, Chief Executive Officer, Turkish Airlines, said:

After witnessing two tough years of pandemic, airline industry is now in the new period which will enable us to heal the injuries. In this New era, every cooperation has become more important for each airline. We are very happy to see that both Turkish Airlines and IndiGo ensures the best for their customers. I am glad to announce that our passengers will continue to experience broader opportunities with the resume of the codeshare agreement with IndiGo.

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Ronojoy Dutta, Wholetime Director and Chief Executive Officer, Indigo, said:

We are pleased to resume our strategic partnership with Turkish Airlines to offer more options to our passengers. Owing to the recovery of overall aviation industry, this agreement will extend our on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience by expanding the choices available to our customers for journeys beyond Istanbul, using Turkish Airlines’ extensive network through 12 destinations covered by our agreement.

Presently, Turkish Airlines operates a daily flight from Mumbai and Delhi to Istanbul while Indigo operates a daily flight from Delhi to Istanbul. The latter is planning to add a second daily flight from August 2022.

This codeshare between the two airlines provides passengers 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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