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IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) and IndiGo have announced a new codeshare partnership set to benefit customers with increased travel options between Japan and India.

This collaboration will initially enhance JAL’s connectivity into India, while later phases will provide IndiGo customers with more options on JAL’s extensive domestic and international network.

IndiGo, which commands over 60% of the Indian market, will begin codesharing on domestic routes that connect with JAL flights to and from Delhi and Bengaluru. Currently, JAL operates daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Delhi, and thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Bengaluru, meeting the travel demand between the two nations.

Through this partnership with IndiGo, Japan Airlines will extend its reach across India, tapping into IndiGo’s expansive domestic network. This will cover major cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Goa, providing seamless connectivity for travelers.

IndiGo, renowned for its high-quality service and punctuality, will enable JAL to offer exceptional service to even more travelers. As part of this evolving partnership, the airlines aim to expand codesharing to include JAL-operated flights in the future.

The codeshare agreement is slated to commence in the winter 2024 schedule. JAL’s flights between Tokyo and India (Haneda-Delhi, Narita-Bengaluru) will connect with IndiGo’s domestic services to 14 destinations across India. Additional details regarding the specific routes will be announced in due course, pending government approval.

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Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air, India’s rapidly growing commercial airline that, has introduced a novel initiative called “QuietFlights” for its passengers.

This unique concept is specifically designed for travelers flying during the early morning and late-night hours, enhancing their inflight experience with added tranquility and comfort.

In a recent press release, Akasa Air announced that flights operating between 10 PM and 6 AM will minimize in-flight announcements to essential safety messages only.

In addition, the airline will adjust cabin lighting to foster a peaceful and calming atmosphere. This initiative underscores Akasa Air’s commitment to offering a restful and comfortable journey for passengers on flights during these hours.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer of Akasa Air, highlighted the airline’s dedication to ensuring privacy and peace of mind for its passengers.

He stated that the launch of QuietFlights reaffirms their mission to deliver exceptional experiences, emphasizing a “comfortable, relaxed, and peaceful cabin experience.”

Coutinho elaborated that in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, QuietFlights are thoughtfully designed to help passengers unwind, with reduced announcements and ambient lighting creating a serene inflight environment.

Akasa Air’s network connects 22 domestic destinations and three international destinations, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar), Jeddah, and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

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Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

Malaysia Airlines and IndiGo, India’s leading airline, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a codeshare partnership and mutual cooperation agreement.

The agreement will enable both carriers to provide customers with more options and flexibility for seamless travels between Malaysia and India. Through this cooperation, Malaysia Airlines will be able to strengthen its connectivity into India as the marketing carrier on IndiGo operated flights.

while IndiGo customers get to explore more Southeast Asia destinations through Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network. This reciprocal arrangement will allow both carriers to provide seamless connections to their customers, besides enabling them to enjoy an
integrated travel itinerary among other facilities.

Currently, Malaysia Airlines flies 71 times a week to nine major Indian hubs: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, and Trivandrum.

To learn more and to make travel reservations, go to the official Malaysia Airlines website at www.malaysiaairlines.com. Customers who would like to start earning Enrich Points and enjoying member-only benefits are invited to sign up for Malaysia Airlines’ renowned travel and lifestyle loyalty programme, Enrich, at www.enrich.malaysiaairlines.com. Get the Malaysia Airlines app to access the newest deals from anywhere at any time.

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These Airlines Are Eyeing New Widebody Aircraft Orders from Airbus & Boeing

These Airlines Are Eyeing New Widebody Aircraft Orders from Airbus & Boeing

Several major airlines are on the verge of making significant fleet expansions, signaling potential orders for widebody aircraft from industry giants Airbus and Boeing.

These forthcoming orders signify a pivotal moment for the aviation industry as these airlines prioritize modernizing their fleets to meet evolving demands and enhance passenger experiences.

Among these carriers, Japan Airlines (JAL) is reportedly in the final stages of negotiating a purchase for around a dozen long-haul widebody planes. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is anticipated to feature prominently in this order as japanairlines aims to revamp its fleet, replacing aging Boeing 767 aircraft with more modern narrowbody jets to fortify its network.

Meanwhile, qatar airways is initiating discussions with both Boeing Co. and Airbus SE for a substantial order of up to 150 widebody jets. With ambitions to rejuvenate its aging long-distance fleet, Qatar Airways is eyeing a mix of airbus a350 900 and Boeing 777X models to modernize and expand its operations. While the specifics of the order remain undisclosed, the airline is poised for a substantial renewal.

Cebu Pacific, a prominent Philippine budget carrier, is poised to make a decisive move in May or June regarding its order for over 100 narrowbody aircraft. CEO Michael Szucs has indicated that the airline is weighing options between Airbus and Boeing models. The decision could see a combination of Airbus A320neo and A321neo or Boeing’s high-capacity 737 MAX 8-200 and 737 MAX 10 entering Cebu Pacific’s fleet starting from 2027.

Lastly, Korean Air is reportedly weighing an order for 20 airbus a350, potentially adding to its existing fleet of A350s following the planned merger with Asiana Airlines. Sources close to negotiations indicate that Korean Air intends to purchase approximately 20 A350 jets, with a decision expected to emerge from a pivotal board meeting held by the airline’s executives on March 21, 2024.

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