Qantas has expanded its codeshare
partnership with IndiGo to offer customers even more travel
options across India.
The Australian carrier launched the
first phase of its codeshare agreement with India’s largest
domestic carrier in August of last year, providing travellers with
connections from Qantas flights in Bengaluru and Delhi onto IndiGo
services to other major Indian cities such as Mumbai and
Chennai, as well as smaller destinations like Pune and Goa.
Under the second phase of the agreement, Qantas
now travel to an additional eight cities, bringing the total
number of Indian destinations available for connection from Delhi
and Bengaluru to 21.
IndiGo A320 reg: VT-IFQ. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Qantas customers will also have more choice
across IndiGo’s domestic network with more than 250 new flights
available for booking.
Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and
redeem points on connecting IndiGo flights (with the QF code) and
IndiGo recognises Qantas Frequent Flyer benefits for tiered
members (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One) including
priority check-in and priority baggage.
travelling on IndiGo can carry the same baggage allowance as their
flight from Australia as well as receiving complimentary food and
“Our codeshare partnership with IndiGo has improved the way
our customers travel between Australia and India, and the additional destinations give travellers even more options,”
said Qantas Chief Customer Officer, Markus Svensson. “The new codeshare flights will allow our customers to enjoy more
connections across India from our Delhi and Bengaluru gateways and
have their luggage checked straight through to their final
destination. Our frequent flyers in particular benefit
from booking these flights, with more opportunities to earn points
and status credits.”
New codeshare destinations include: Chandigarh, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur,
Mangalore, Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram and Visakhapatnam.
destinations are: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai,
Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai,
Patna and Pune.
Qantas currently operates
four return flights from Melbourne to Delhi per week and four
return flights from Sydney to Bengaluru per week.
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