- KLM and IndiGo, India’s leading airline, have signed a codeshare agreement that enables customers to book KLM tickets to 16 new destinations in India. The agreement allows IndiGo customers to book tickets to European and US destinations within the KLM network.
The new agreement between KLM and IndiGo provides customers immediate access to the airlines’ respective networks. This constitutes a major expansion for KLM in India. KLM currently operates daily service to Delhi and five weekly flights to Mumbai. From 23 May, it will operate three weekly flights to Bangalore. The new codeshare agreement ensures that these flights seamlessly connect with IndiGo’s extensive network in India, including cities such as Hyderabad, Jaipur, Goa and Chennai, ensuring the passengers have access to key business centres as well as popular holiday destinations.
Pieter Elbers, president & CEO KLM: “We’re very pleased with this new agreement with IndiGo. Now that the world is reopening, our partnership with IndiGo will allow us to offer customers more business and leisure destinations in the booming and thriving Indian market. Thanks to these partner networks, we offer an increasing range of connections with the world. This agreement is an important step forward for both airlines on the way to further recovery. IndiGo is a successful airline with a modern fleet and, just like KLM, it has won many customer satisfaction awards.”
Good connections with India are of great importance to KLM. India has one of the world’s fastest growing economies. It is also one of the key trading partners of the EU and has long been an important trading partner for the Netherlands. The expansion of the number of KLM destinations in India offers many new opportunities and connections for customers who do business with India or who have established businesses there. Moreover, the easing of travel restrictions presents a growing range of holiday destinations outside Europe. The new agreement with IndiGo offers passengers all sorts of opportunities to explore the diverse natural and culture wonders of India. With its expansive network in the United States, KLM offers a wider array of flight options to many people in India wishing to travel to the US, and vice versa.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are affordable, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline is operating over 1,000 daily flights and connecting 70 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations.
KLM will operate direct flights to the following Indian destinations in the coming season:
Mumbai: daily (from 23 May)
Bangalore: three times weekly (from 23 May), four times weekly (from 21 June)
Preparing for the trip
KLM fully understands that planning a trip may still demand a lot of preparation from customers. It is of great importance to consult the very latest information on the applicable requirements at your destination. With the interactive “Where can I fly to?” overview, KLM lists the current travel requirements for all the destinations it serves, offering customers a convenient means of choosing their next destination.
With our Ready to Fly service, passengers can save time by having their Covid-19-related documentation checked from home or wherever they are staying. This enables passengers to get negative PCR tests, health screening forms, proof of vaccination and so on validated swiftly and easily ahead of their trip. This not only saves time, but also ensures peace of mind when they set off on their journey, because they can rest assured that they have all the required Covid-19 documentation. The Ready to Fly service is also available for travel to India.