An IndiGo A321 (Photo: Airbus)
Air France-KLM and IndiGo have confirmed that they have finally obtained the necessary regulatory approvals for their new codeshare relationship announced in December 2021. Air France-KLM had already been looking for a partner in India for several years after the bankruptcy of Jet Airways
The agreement will result in a codeshare that will give Air France-KLM passengers access to 30 destinations in India.
The airlines said the agreement opens up a “number of round-trip combinations for business and leisure purposes. Passengers will be able to fly to the destination of their choice with a single booking.
We are very proud at Air France-KLM to be the first major European airline group to initiate a cooperation with IndiGo,” said Henri de Peyrelongue, Executive Vice President Commercial Sales of Air France-KLM
“This codeshare agreement will enable us to increase our local presence and improve connectivity between India – one of the fastest growing markets – and the rest of the world via our hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol. For our customers, this means an improved network. As well as increased round-trip opportunities for business and leisure travel.”
Sanjay Kumar, IndiGo’s chief strategy officer, added at the announcement. “This codeshare is in line with our mission to provide air connectivity and affordable fares within India and to international destinations. This summer, international travel is generating interest again after a two-year hiatus. Through this codeshare, Air France-KLM customers will enjoy a punctual, affordable, courteous and stress-free travel experience to 30 Indian destinations.”
Air France-KLM Group serves four cities in India. From Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) as well as Amsterdam, these destinations are Bangalore (Bengaluru), Chennai (Madras), Delhi (DEL) and Mumbai (Bombay).
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