Air France-KLM has found a new partner in India with IndiGo

Airbus A321neo from India’s IndiGo (by Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon – Own work, CC BY -SA 4.0)

The disappearance of India’s Jet Airways more than two years ago has left a void for the Franco-Dutch group Air France – KLM. With flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from Paris and Amsterdam, the two companies have access to a network of more than fifty destinations.

The new code-sharing agreement signed with IndiGo allows the two carriers to regain privileged access in India. As part of the partnership, Air France and KLM will be able to give their customers access to 25 new points in India. Subject to government approval, This cooperation will start already in February 2022.

Air France currently serves four cities in India, from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Delhi and Mumbai, while Air France serves Delhi and Mumbai from Amsterdam..

In a press release, the carriers also explained that it is a province of India, “ Air France and KLM will open their global network of more than 250 destinations For IndiGo customers, with more than 120 destinations in Europe and about 50 destinations in America. “

According to network analyzes by OAG spreadsheet analyst, IndiGo has restored all its local services. On the other hand, its international capacity is still 50% lower than it was before the pandemic. Thus IndiCo offers 7.9 million seats on domestic roads. Internationally, 407,000 seats were offered in December.

Agreement also with the Italian ITA

The agreement with IndiGo is the second to be signed this month. Previously, Air France Group-KLM has entered into codeshare agreements with Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA).

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This business partnership, which took effect on December 13, allows Air France and KLM customers can be reached 12 ITA destinations in Italy and Southern Europe. ITA customers can book Air France-KLM flights in Europe, the UK and Scandinavia.

Now Air France, KLM and ITA are making this easier Their passengers call from their hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and Rome Fiumicino. With just one ticket, customers can check-in their luggage at their final destination.

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