IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has reopened the sale to Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national flag carrier airline. The first flight was the start of a gradual restart of scheduled operations. It took effect yesterday.

This codeshare is a Bilateral Free-Flow Codeshare, where both airlines will place their codes on each other's flights. This agreement will allow both carriers to offer more choice to customers in certain sectors between India, Istanbul, and other places.

Both airlines will be available for sale in the first phase. IndiGo is the operating carrier and Turkish Airlines the marketing carrier. Turkish Airlines will place its code on trunk routes operated by 6E from Delhi to Istanbul and later from six Indian destinations, including Ahmedabad and Amritsar as well as Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.

IndiGo's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ronojoy Dutta said

We are happy to continue our strategic partnership with Turkish Airlines in order to provide more options for our passengers. This agreement, which is based on the recovery of the aviation industry, will increase our on-time and affordable, courteous, hassle-free travel experience. It uses Turkish Airlines' extensive network to connect customers to more destinations than Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines Chief Executive Officer Bilal Eksi stated;

After two years of suffering from the pandemic, the industry now finds itself in a new phase that will allow us to rebuild and strengthen our partnerships. Each airline has realised the importance of cooperation in this new era. We are pleased to announce that IndiGo and Turkish Airlines have reactivated their codeshare cooperation with the resumption of our flights between Turkiye, India. This will ensure that our passengers have better connections.

Turkish Airlines currently operates daily flights on Delhi-Istanbul, Mumbai-Istanbul, and IndiGo a daily flight. IndiGo plans to add another frequency starting in August 2022.

Customers can purchase connecting flights with one reservation and enjoy a seamless ticketing, check in, boarding, and baggage check experience throughout the journey.