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Turkish Airlines, IndiGo ink codeshare deal

ISTANBUL, December 21, 2018

National carrier Turkish Airlines has signed a code sare agreement with India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, to leverage their respective networks to maximize travel opportunities for the traveling public.
Announcing the mutual cooperation agreement, the Turkish flag carrier said it 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 IndiGo as part of its international expansion strategy, it added. 
Through this co-operation, Turkish Airlines will be offering new destinations in India as marketing carrier on IndiGo operated flights, while IndiGo 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. 
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.  
Turkish Airlines CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Board Bilal Ekşi said: "We are very happy to host new operators in our main hub Istanbul, and IndiGo will be the first Indian carrier starting flights to Turkey which is very welcome."
"We believe that it would be great opportunity to improve our co-operation with our new Codeshare partner IndiGo, which will provide new services and destinations for our passengers travelling to/from India," he stated.
IndiGo Director and Interim CEO Rahul Bhatia said: "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 IndiGo, using Turkish Airlines and experiencing their renowned inflight service," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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