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IndiGo and Japan Airlines to codeshare


IndiGo and Japan Airlines (JAL) have agreed to codeshare on select services.

Expected to begin in the winter schedule, the cooperation will initially allow Japan Airlines to strengthen its connectivity into India, whilst enabling more travel options for IndiGo customers on JAL’s extensive domestic and international network in later phases.

“With the extensive network, travelers to/from India and Japan will be able to book their flight on one ticket, and experience both IndiGo and JAL’s exceptional service,” said Ross Leggett, Managing Executive Officer, Senior Vice President Route Marketing, Japan Airlines. “In recent years, India has achieved remarkable economic growth, and the air travel demand between Japan and India are increasing more than ever before. Both partners are delighted to enter in partnership and hope to contribute further to the market by providing customers with more options and a great customer experience.”

JAL will commence codeshare on India domestic routes which connect to JAL operated flights to and from Delhi and Bengaluru.

Currently, JAL operates daily services between Tokyo Haneda and Delhi, as well as thrice weekly services between Tokyo Narita and Bengaluru.

Through this new partnership with IndiGo, JAL will be able to establish an extensive network to and from the following 14 cities in India: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli and Varanasi.

The two carriers are also expected to explore expanding the cooperation with IndiGo codesharing on JAL operated flights.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio of codeshare partnerships with this agreement with Japan Airlines,” said Abhijit DasGupta, Senior Vice President Network Planning & Revenue Management, IndiGo. “Japan has been increasing in popularity amongst Indian travellers, as both countries are working to strengthen bilateral relationships and ease the visa norms. This phase of the partnership expands the choices available to Japan Airlines customers for journeys to/from Japan, using IndiGo’s extensive network in India. This step to provide seamless connectivity to support trade, commerce, and tourism between the two countries. Over time, we intend to expand the scope of geographic and reciprocal coverage of this relationship to further grow travel opportunities for customers of both airlines.”

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