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Turkiye / India – Turkish Air and IndiGo first Delhi-Istanbul flight operational

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As part of the commercial agreement between Turkish Airlines and IndiGo Airlines, the first flight on Delhi-Istanbul route took off on 1st February, 2023. Within the framework of the warm relations between Türkiye and India, Turkish Airlines and IndiGo Airlines decided to expand their existing cooperation and signed a wet lease agreement.

Within the scope of this leasing agreement signed by Türkiye’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines with India’s IndiGo to meet the increasing travel demand in India, IndiGo has added a Boeing 777 aircraft to its operation, which will be operating on Delhi-Istanbul route as of 1st February, 2023. The lease process is planned to start on February 1st 2023, and last one year.

Joining this first TK 4650 flight departing from Delhi (India), Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo Airlines, and his accompanying delegation were welcomed by Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Ekşi and his executive team with a special ceremony upon their arrival at Istanbul Airport.

Speaking at the welcoming event, Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Ekşi said; “We are pleased to see that IndiGo’s flights with wide-body aircraft will contribute to the increase in capacity between the two countries and, together with the Code Sharing Agreement, will create alternatives that will offer more opportunities to our passengers from India and all over the world. Turkish Airlines and IndiGo announced today that they have opened a new chapter in their partnership with the launch of IndiGo’s wide body operations from Delhi to Istanbul. We are confident that the project will serve the future success of the commercial and strategic cooperation between both successful companies. I would also like to thank the Indian and Turkish Civil Aviation Authorities for providing the necessary approval and support for the realization of this cooperation.”



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