IndiGo and Qatar Airways have entered into a codeshare agreement designed to benefit both airlines.
The one-way agreement will help to open up Qatar to the expanding Indian market and allow it to better compete with the likes of Etihad and Emirates.
Qatar’s agreement with IndiGo will enable the Middle Eastern carrier to place its ‘QR’ code on flights between Doha and Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad, it was reported.
IndiGo’s owner, InterGlobe Aviation, said in a regulatory filing that the codeshare is in line with its international expansion plans.
The group currently controls around 40% of the domestic Indian airline market.
IndiGo signed a similar agreement with Turkish Airlines in April.
Qatar Airways currently runs over 100 weekly flights between Doha and 13 Indian destinations.
Just last week, IndiGo signed a historic order with Airbus for 300 A320neos.