Air France-KLM and IndiGo officially launch their codeshare agreement

Air France-KLM and IndiGo on Thursday, May 12 announced that they have implemented a codeshare agreement allowing each airline to sell seats on other’s flights. The agreement between the two was signed on December 23, 2021.

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With the implementation of the codeshare agreement, Air France and KLM will offer their passengers access to 30 new Indian cities, a joint statement of the two carriers said. This means that Air France and KLM will be able to sell seats, on its distribution system, of IndiGo flights on 30 domestic routes.

A codeshare agreement is a business arrangement in which two or more airlines publish and market the same flight under their airline designator and flight number as part of their published timetable or schedule.

“We are very proud at Air France-KLM to be the first major European airline group to initiate cooperation with IndiGo. This codeshare agreement will allow us to increase our local footprint and to improve connectivity between India – one of the fastest growing markets – and the rest of the world, via our Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs. For our customers this means an enhanced network with as many as 30 new destinations in India, as well as increased roundtrip possibilities for both business and leisure travel.”

Henri de Peyrelongue, EVP Commercial Sales Air France-KLM

Similarly, IndiGo will be able to sell seats on the European airline group’s flights on more than 300 routes, the joint statement said.

On departure from the multiple points in India, Air France and KLM will open up their global network of over 300 destinations to IndiGo customers, with more than 120 destinations in Europe and about 50 in the Americas, it mentioned.

“We are pleased to commence the partnership with one of the strongest European airline groups, Air France-KLM. This codeshare is in line with our mission to provide air connectivity and affordable fares across India and to international destinations. As this summer sees a huge interest in international travel after a hiatus of two years, the codeshare will extend our on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free travel experience across 30 incredible Indian destinations to Air France-KLM customers.”

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer, IndiGo

From their hubs in Paris and Amsterdam, Air France and KLM operate flights to four Indian cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.

Passengers of AF-KLM can now access codeshare flights on their website to many popular destinations in India through this deal, including Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Hyderabad.

IndiGo also has codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and American Airlines.

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IndiGo also has codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and American Airlines. Qantas is also finalising a codeshare partnership with IndiGo.

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India resumed scheduled international flights on March 27 this year after a two-year-long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.