Low-fare carrier IndiGo and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines on Friday announced a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement to leverage their respective networks to maximise travel opportunities for the traveling public.
The signed codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement between the two airlines will provide more flexibility of choice to customers to fly on sectors between India, Istanbul and beyond, IndiGo said in a statement.
Through this cooperation, Turkish Airlines will be offering new destinations in India as marketing carrier on IndiGo operated flights, while the Indian airline's customers will be able to reach different European destinations through its Turkish partners’ extensive network.
The agreement will also allow both airlines to provide seamless connections to the customers, besides enabling them to use through check-in and many other facilities.
"IndiGo will place its code “6E” on 20 points beyond Istanbul operated by Turkish Airlines. Similarly, Turkish Airlines will use its code “TK” on IndiGo operated flights within India," the release added.
“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," said Rahul Bhatia, director and interim CEO, IndiGo.