LONDON – On June 29 and June 30, the Indian-based LCC (low-cost carrier), IndiGo, announced that it will be adding additional services on some of its domestic Indian routes, and has also announced that it has resumed its existing codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.
The Additional Domestic Flights
On June 29, IndiGo announced that it will be increasing capacity by adding additional frequencies on some of its strong domestic routes. The frequency additions will be added to Delhi to Leh, Delhi to Srinagar, and Lucknow to Pantnagar.
These new capacity increases will begin between July 1 and August 1.
The additional services will be as follows –
- Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL).
- 6E 641 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Delhi at 04:20 am and arriving in Leh at 05:35 am.
- 6E 641 effective August 1 as a daily service departing Delhi at 04:30 am and arriving in Leh at 05:45 am.
- Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
- 6E 6828 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Leh at 06:05 am and arriving in Delhi at 07:35 am.
- 6E 6828 effective August 1 as a daily service departing Leh at 06:15 am and arriving in Delhi at 07:45 am.
- Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Srinagar Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR).
- 6E 2077 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Delhi at 05:20 am and arriving in Srinagar at 06:45 am.
- 6E 2084 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Delhi at 21:30 pm and arriving in Srinagar at 22:45 pm.
- Srinagar Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport (SXR) to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).
- 6E 216 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Srinagar at 07:20 am and arriving in Delhi at 08:50 pm.
- 6E 2089 effective July 1 as a daily service departing Srinagar at 23:15 pm and arriving in Delhi at 00:55 pm.
- Lucknow Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport (LKO) to Pantnagar Airport (PGH).
- 6E 7327 effective July 15 as a twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays departing Lucknow at 15:15 pm and arriving in Pantnagar at 16:20 pm.
- Pantnagar Airport (PGH) to Lucknow (LKO).
- 6E 7326 effective July 15 as a twice-weekly service on Mondays and Fridays departing Pantnagar at 13:40 pm and arriving in Lucknow at 14:45 pm.
Commenting on the new additional services, IndiGo’s Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, Sanjay Kumar, says, “We are pleased to strengthen our network by adding frequencies on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar, and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes, catering to increased demand for travel to Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Kashmir.”
“Delhi – Leh is one of the most popular routes and we have been witnessing high demand on this route, with this new addition we will have three daily flights from Delhi.”
“We are getting a good response to our Lucknow – Pantnagar flight and with the increase in frequency, this flight would now operate five days a week.”
“These new frequencies will not only promote tourism, trade, and commerce in the states but also make travel affordable to these destinations through additional capacity.”
“We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across a wide network, onboard our lean clean flying machines.”
Resuming their Turkish Codeshare
IndiGo has also resumed its codeshare agreement this month with the Turkish flag carrier airline, Turkish Airlines. The restart of the Bilateral Free Flow Codeshare will be phased, with the first flight to Istanbul operating on June 29.
During the first phase of the codeshare resumption, both airlines are open for sale with Turkish Airlines being the primary marketing carrier and IndiGo being the primary operating carrier on its route between Delhi and Istanbul.
On top of this, Turkish Airlines will also be placing its code on six Indian domestic destinations in IndiGo’s network to further improve connectivity for its customers. These destinations include Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
Commenting on their codeshare resumption, IndiGo’s Wholetime Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ronojoy Dutta, says, “We are pleased to resume our strategic partnership with Turkish Airlines to offer more options to our passengers.”
“Owing to the recovery of the overall aviation industry, this agreement will extend our on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience by expanding the choices available to our customers for journeys beyond Istanbul, using Turkish Airlines’ extensive network through a dozen destinations covered by our agreement.”
Also adding comments to their codeshare resumption, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Bilal Ekşi, says, “After witnessing two tough years of the pandemic, the airline industry is now in the new period which will enable us to recover and improve partnerships. In this new era, every cooperation has become more important for each airline.”
“We are very happy to see that as Turkish Airlines and IndiGo, we reactivated our codeshare cooperation by the resumption of our flights between Turkiye and India. I am glad to announce that our passengers will continue to experience better connections by this opportunity.”