Qatar Airways and IndiGo have signed a one-way codeshare agreement. In a regulatory filing, InterGlobe Aviation – the parent company of budget airline operator IndiGo – said the agreement is in-line with its international expansion plans and will enable Qatar Airways to place its code on IndiGo flights between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. IndiGo said this marks its second codeshare agreement as part of its growth strategy for international markets. Shares in InterGlobe Aviation rose nearly 2 percent after the announcement.
According to details, Qatar Airways will place its code “QR” on IndiGo operated flights between Doha and the three Indian cities, IndiGo said.
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“This strategic alliance will not only strengthen our international operations but also boost economic growth in India, by bringing in more traffic and heralding opportunities for trade and tourism through seamless mobility,” said Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer, IndiGo.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker added that he is also interested in buying a stake in IndiGo but this is not the right time as issues among promoters are yet to be resolved. Qatar had in the past also shown interest in investing in IndiGo but the budget carrier has resisted.
Qatar Airways currently operates 102 weekly flights between Doha and 13 destinations in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Goa.
Qatar Airways Offers Free Tickets
Recently, Qatar Airways, an official Airline Partner of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019, has launched a fare promotion to Doha for what is billed as a warm-up event to support World Cup in 2022. The state of Qatar is making all efforts to successfully hold the World Cup.
According to details, fares in economy and business including packages from various cities worldwide to Doha are on offer. Qatar Airways invites customers to book flights and receive match tickets to see the stars of world football in action at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 between 11 and 21 December.
In addition to savings on Qatar Airways flights to Doha if anyone books by 8 November, they will receive complimentary match tickets* to see all the action live at the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.
Passengers who already booked their travel journey are invited to extend their holiday with a stopover in Doha and receive match tickets. Packages bundle a roundtrip fare, match tickets, hotel stays and airport transfers. Free match tickets are available to travelers who book a stopover in Doha.
Qatar Airways will launch a global TV campaign to support its travel offer entitled ‘Make Qatar Your Goal’. The TV campaign will be broadcast in over 160 countries worldwide.
See the champion clubs from each continent battle it out in Doha during the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™.
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The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019TM will serve as an exciting preview to the biggest event in world football, the FIFA World Cup Qatar scheduled for 2022.
Featuring the six continental club champions from around the world along with Qatar Stars League champions Al Sadd Club, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 action will start 11 December, culminating in the final on 21 December.
The national carrier for the State of Qatar hubs out of Hamad International Airport (HIA) and flies to 160 destinations worldwide with a fleet of 250 aircraft.
The airline has launched new destinations in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; Mogadishu, Somalia and last week Langkawi, Malaysia.