IndiGo has signed a codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines, thereby enabling both the carriers to offer better connectivity and flexibility on sectors between India and Istanbul.

As a part of this agreement, IndiGo will place its code 6E on 20 international destinations on Turkish Airlines’ network. Likewise, Turkish Airlines will use its code TK on IndiGo flights across India.

Bilal Ekşi, Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Board, Turkish Airlines said, “We are very happy to host new operators in our main hub Istanbul, and IndiGo will be the first Indian carrier starting flights to Turkey which is very welcome.

“We believe that it would be a great opportunity to improve our cooperation with our new Codeshare partner IndiGo, which will provide new services and destinations for our passengers travelling to/from India.”

This codeshare agreement is expected to further boost IndiGo’s international expansion strategies.  The low-cost carrier is also said to be in talks with Qatar Airways for a potential global expansion deal.