Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
australian aviation logo

Qantas boosts India connections with expanded IndiGo codeshare

written by Jake Nelson | May 21, 2024

IndiGo is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A320neo. (Image: Jeffry Surianto/Pexels)

Qantas has again expanded its codeshare tie-up with Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo.

Starting today (Tuesday), passengers on Qantas flights to Singapore are able to connect seamlessly to IndiGo services into Delhi and Mumbai. The move follows IndiGo being allowed to place its code on Qantas flights from Singapore to Australia last year.

Qantas customers on these codeshare flights will also be able to add overnight stops in Singapore to their itineraries, the airline says.

“Since we launched our codeshare agreement with IndiGo in 2022, we’ve continued to see the partnership go from strength to strength,” said Cam Wallace, CEO Qantas International.

“We’re excited to be growing our partnership further, offering our customers more choice and convenience when flying between Australia and India. This will also give frequent flyers another way to earn and redeem points and status credits.

==
==

“We expect the new codeshare flights through Singapore will be popular with Qantas customers in Brisbane and Perth, who now have the option of a more direct route to India.”

Qantas passengers on its services into Delhi and Bengaluru are already able to connect to 21 IndiGo routes across India, including Mumbai and Goa.

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and redeem points on connecting IndiGo flights (with the QF code), and IndiGo recognises loyalty benefits for tiered members, including priority check-in and priority baggage.

Qantas customers travelling on IndiGo can also carry the same baggage allowance as their flight from Australia as well as receiving complimentary food and drinks.

The Flying Kangaroo last week announced an expansion of its India and Singapore services, increasing flights from Sydney to Singapore from 14 to 17 per week starting 11 December, and boost Sydney–Bengaluru from five per week to daily during the peak season, adding more than 12,000 seats on the route for the four months between mid-December 2024 and late March 2025.

The expansion came as Qantas axed its service from Sydney to Shanghai due to low demand, freeing up its aircraft to fly to more popular destinations.

“This will create more choice for our corporate and leisure customers and make it even easier for them to access the places they need to travel to in Asia,” said Wallace at the time.

You need to be a member to post comments. Become a member today!

Leave a Comment

You don't have credit card details available. You will be redirected to update payment method page. Click OK to continue.