Home/ News / India/  IndiGo plans to take on competition with 500 planes already in the pipeline

IndiGo, has announced a new partnership with Turkish Airlines, which is part of its expansion plans. It had already ordered nearly 500 aircraft. This move is expected to improve passenger services from India to Istanbul and beyond.

“Currently flying 1,800 flights a day & 10% of them on international routes. Farthest we travel is to Turkey, Istanbul & is keen to fly far," said Vinay Malhotra, Head of International Sales, IndiGo.

As part of its new codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines, IndiGo will be able to carry passengers from India to Istanbul and then to over 27 destinations in Europe. These destinations include major cities in the UK, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland. The airline has 76 online points within India, which means it can funnel passengers from all over India to Delhi and Mumbai, and then to Istanbul and beyond to Europe.

Speaking to news agency ANI, IndiGo's head of International Sales Vinay Malhotra while talking about the update said, “IndiGo has ordered 500 more aircraft for the expansion plan. Currently flying 1,800 flights a day and 10 percent of them on international routes. Our current international flights are concentrated around the Indian sub-continent and some other countries around"

While speaking about the agreement with Turkish Airlines, Malhotra said, “The farthest we travel is to Turkey and Istanbul. We have been very keen to fly further and that's why a partnership with Turkish airlines. This is a codeship partnership which allows us to penetrate Europe like never before,"

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Malhotra says that IndiGo is offering the best connectivity to Europe while assuring the people of hassle-free in carrier service, on-time performance and affordable fares. He also revealed that IndiGo plans to launch two new destinations in the near future: Nairobi in Kenya and Jakarta in Indonesia.

Also Read: Air India buys 540 planes, in biggest ever deal

On Feb 14, Tata-owned Air India had announced that it will be buying a total of 470 wide-body and narrow-body planes from Airbus and Boeing. The company has ordered 470 firm aircraft, 370 options and purchase rights from Airbus and Boeing over the next decade

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Updated: 18 Feb 2023, 07:08 AM IST
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