Qatar Airways and IndiGo announced on Tuesday they are reactivating their codeshare partnership after India decided to resume regular international passenger flights from March 27.
In a codeshare partnership, each airline can sell seats on the flights of others in its distribution system. IndiGo signed the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways in November 2019.
On Tuesday, their joint statement read: “As part of this expanded codeshare agreement, Qatar Airways will place its marketing code on IndiGo-operated flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, Bengaluru from April 25th. Kochi, Kozhikode, starting May 9.” Qatar Airways currently operates 190 weekly flights to and from 12 destinations in India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Kolkata and thiruvananthapuram.
IndiGo currently operates 154 weekly flights between Doha and eight Indian cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode and Kannur.
IndiGo currently has codeshare partnerships with Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and American Airlines.
Earlier this month, Australian airline Qantas announced it was entering into a codeshare partnership with Indian carrier IndiGo.
India had resumed scheduled international flights on March 27 after a two-year hiatus caused by coronavirus.