Qatar Airways has announced a codeshare agreement has been signed with IndiGo, India‘s largest passenger airline. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from 18 December 2019. This agreement would allow the airline to put its code between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad on IndiGo flights and is the first step towards strengthening cooperation between the ‘ World’s Best Airline ‘ and the ‘ Best Low-Cost Airline in India. ‘
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, said: “We are extremely proud to secure this strategic partnership with IndiGo, the largest airline in one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. 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.”
Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo, said: “This is a momentous opportunity for us to sign it codeshare agreement with one of the world’s finest airlines. This strategic alliance will not only improve our international operations, but will also boost India‘s economic growth by generating more traffic and promoting trade and tourism opportunities through seamless mobility.
At present, Qatar Airways operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 Indian destinations, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram. 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 world’s fastest-growing airline added to its growing network this year a host of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Langkawi, Malaysia. Together with Luanda, Angola, the carrier will add Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019; and Osaka, Japan, in 2020.