LONDON – On August 17, it was announced that the Australian carrier Jetstar, and the Indian carrier, IndiGo, have partnered up to help create additional seamless travel options for their customers who are wanting to travel between Singapore and Southeast Asia.
As of August 17, this new partnership is live for both carriers and will enable customers to have more options when booking low-cost direct flights and connections to India through this virtual interline agreement.
Jetstar will house this connectivity on its integrated booking system named Jetstar Connect, where customers can select flights, and buy bundled as well as unbundled ancillary products, such as baggage and seats including the ability to seamlessly connect between international flights.
Jetstar Asia’s Commercial Lead, Poh Tiong Seng, has said, “Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for Jetstar as we continue to expand our network via Singapore’s Changi Airport through our partnership with IndiGo.”
“Jetstar Connect allows us to offer our customers more exciting opportunities to travel and more great value fares all at the click of a button, making travel even more accessible.”
Adding to Tiong Seng’s comments, IndiGo’s Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, Sanjay Kumar, adds, “This strategic agreement will enable both airlines to tap into the rising demand for international travel, with the upcoming festive season.”
“The partnership will enable customers to enjoy seamless connectivity between Jetstar and IndiGo and access to a wide variety of destinations across the Asia Pacific.”
“This partnership will also help us to expand our international connectivity to yet another continent through Jetstar’s network. We look forward to having Jetstar’s customers on our lean, clean flying machines, as we extend to them our on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience.”
Interestingly this is not IndiGo’s only recent announcement surrounding partnerships with airlines to provide additional connectivity for Indian travelers on their network.
Back in late June, the carrier also announced that it has resumed its existing bilateral free flow codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines as well as back in December 2021, IndiGo entered another codeshare agreement, however, this time with the Air France-KLM Group.
Commenting on the Turkish Airlines codeshare restart, IndiGo’s Wholetime Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ronojoy Dutta, said, “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.”
Commenting on the Air France-KLM Group codeshare agreement, IndiGo’s Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, Sanjay Kumar, said, “This codeshare is in line with our mission to provide air connectivity and affordable fares across India and to international destinations. As this summer sees huge interest in international travel after a hiatus of two years, the codeshare will extend our on-time, affordable, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience across 30 incredible Indian destinations to Air France-KLM customers.”
As this is IndiGo’s third codeshare agreement in just nine months, it will certainly be interesting to see what other partnerships they have inbound that will further increase their international presence, as well as provide many customers easier access between the rest of the world and India.