Indigo’s codeshare agreement allows Qatar Airways passengers to book seats on Indigo flights Doha to Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
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Qatar Airways on Thursday signed a one-way codeshare agreement with IndiGo that will allow its passengers to book seats on the latter’s flights connecting Doha with three Indian cities. “With the sale starting from today, the one-way codeshare agreement between the two carriers will enable Qatar Airways to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad,” IndiGo said in a statement. IndiGo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ronojoy Dutta and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker signed the codeshare agreement in New Delhi. Dutta explained the need for signing the agreement, stating, “Clearly, our flights are not 100 per cent full. To that extent, Qatar Airways puts passengers on our flights, our load factors go up, and we look at strong revenues coming from it.”
When asked why only a one-way codeshare agreement has been signed with Qatar Airways, he replied, “We have a lot of system work to be done… We started with Turkish Airlines, and it has been putting a lot of pressure on our systems. We want to take these baby steps to make sure we are ready before we go any further.” In October last year, IndiGo had signed two-way codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines allowing either of the airlines to book seats for its passengers on each other’s flight. On Thursday, Baker said, “It is the wish of both the airlines to expand the codeshare agreement to all the destinations that IndiGo operates.”