The partnership between Singapore-based Jetstar Asia and India’s biggest airline IndiGo has gone live, which will allow flyers to book direct flights to several Indian cities, the two companies said in a press statement on August 17.
The virtual interlinear partnership, announced in April, will allow Jetstar customers in Singapore and Southeast Asia to book low-cost direct flights and connections to India. Jetstar Asia Airways Pte Ltd is one of the Asian offshoots of Jetstar Airways, the low-cost subsidiary of Australia’s Qantas airline.
Jetstar has a hub at the Changi Airport and travellers can now book low-cost direct flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. Jetstar Asia operates to 11 destinations in Southeast Asia.
“This strategic agreement will enable both airlines to tap into the rising demand for international travel, with the upcoming festive season. The partnership will enable customers to enjoy seamless connectivity between Jetstar and IndiGo and access to a wide variety of destinations across Asia-Pacific. This partnership will also help us to expand our international connectivity to yet another continent through Jetstar’s network. We look forward to having Jetstar’s customers on our lean clean flying machine, as we extend to them our on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free travel experience.”Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo
The virtual interline partnership between the two airlines will be through Dohop, a technology company and flight search engine. This is Jetstar’s second virtual interlining partnership following a similar arrangement with Tiger Taiwan made in December 2019.
“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for Jetstar as we continue to expand our network via Singapore’s Changi Airport through our partnership with IndiGo. Jetstar Connect allows us to offer our customers more exciting opportunities to travel and more great value fares all at the click of a button, making travel even more accessible.”Poh Tiong Seng, Commercial Lead, Jetstar Asia
Jetstar and IndiGo are also strategic partners of Changi Airport Group. Jetstar operates an extensive domestic network as well as regional and international services from its main base at Melbourne Airport, using a mixed fleet of the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.