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Japan Airlines, IndiGo Sign Codeshare Agreement

DALLAS – Japan Airlines (JL) and IndiGo (6E) entered into a codeshare agreement on the second day of the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting. The cooperation will allow JL to expand its network in India to 14 domestic destinations with the help of the India's arguably most important low-cost carrier (LCC).

Japan’s national carrier flies daily to the Indian capital, New Delhi (DEL), and weekly thrice to Mumbai (BOM).

Through the new agreement, JL can now establish its network in major Indian cities such as Mumbai (BOM), Chennai (MAA), Hyderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU), Ahmedabad (AMD), Amritsar (ATQ), Kochi (COK), Coimbatore (CJB), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), Tiruchirappalli (TRZ), Pune (PNQ), Lucknow (LKO), Varanasi (VNS), and Goa (GOX, GOI).

Planned code share routes. Photo: Japan airlines
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As 6E holds more than 60% of the market share in India, JL enters into the Indian network during the first phase starting from Winter 2024, while 6E will enjoy its code sharing on JL-operated flights at a later stage.

Indigo VT-IHO Airbus A320-214. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

To Boost Trade and Tourism

The partnership will allow customers of both airlines to book their flights with one ticket and enjoy benefits such as on-time, affordable, hassle-free, and exceptional travel experiences.

“We are excited to announce our new codeshare partnership with IndiGo, having the largest domestic network in India, and offering high-quality service to customers. With the extensive network, travelers to/from India and Japan will be able to book their flight on one ticket, and experience both IndiGo and JAL’s exceptional service.”, said Ross Leggett, Managing Executive Officer, Senior Vice President Route Marketing, Japan Airlines.

Both airlines aim to further enhance their customers' travel experience by providing more travel options between Japan and India and enhancing the cultural and business exchanges between the two nations.

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