The most popular and the biggest low-cost carrier in India, IndiGo has finally joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) today. The airline boasts of having the most substantial market share in India. In its latest release, IndiGo has highlighted that it received its membership certificate today in Gurgaon. The membership certificate was received by Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President and COO, of IndiGo from Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, IATA. The airline has highlighted that the membership of IATA will help it in aligning to global practices developed by IATA and further strengthen the airline’s partnership portfolio.
IndiGo Expanding Into International Territories
IndiGo has also recently extended a codeshare agreement to Qatar Airways and partnered with Turkish Airlines in December 2018 under its plans of expanding its international presence. Also, this year, the airline has expanded into multiple international destinations which include Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Myanmar and Vietnam.
IndiGo Finally Gets IATA Membership
Mr Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President and COO, IndiGo remarked on this occasion, “This is a strategic milestone, as the airline steers its focus towards international expansion. Being a member of IATA will help IndiGo grow its network faster by building relationships with other airlines, after the recently announced codeshare with Qatar Airways and almost a year-long successful partnership with Turkish Airlines. IATA membership becomes more critical at this time, as it will be important for us to achieve our mission of making IndiGo the best air transportation system in the world”.
Mr Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President for the Asia Pacific, IATA also added, “We are delighted to welcome IndiGo to the IATA family. Our 290+ member airlines connect people, deliver goods, link economies, spearhead development and enrich our societies. That’s why we call aviation the business of freedom. IndiGo is our fourth member from India—a market with huge potential and many challenges.”