India’s largest airline, in terms of market share, Indigo, officially announced its membership into the prestigious IATA fold. This announcement comes at an opportune moment, especially for the airline, given its bullish expansion in the international market, with flights to Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Saudi Arabia.

While Indigo already enjoys membership at the IATA Clearing House and is an airline registered by the IOSA, it is now part of IATA, the global trade association for the aviation sector, with a member portfolio of over 290 airlines. Not only will this add further credibility and global recognition to this major player in the Indian aviation sector, but the IATA not will help Indigo align to global practices developed by the IATA. This move will also further strengthen the airline’s portfolio for partnerships with other stakeholders in the aviation industry.

On the airline’s entry into IATA, Rononjoy Dutta, CEO, Indigo, says, “We are pleased to be part of the world’s leading aviation trade association, IATA. This partnership will not only help us share best practices but also be a facilitator in our dream of building the best air transportation system in the world. We are confident that this step will bring us close to our mission of enhancing economic growth and social cohesion by providing air connectivity and affordable airfares across our country and to international destinations, thereby promoting trade, tourism and mobility.”

Similarly, the director general and CEO of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac comments, “We are delighted to welcome Indigo into 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. The success of this airlines in India is truly inspirational. We look forward to working with this team to help shape industry standards, best practices and policies that ensure the safe, efficient and sustainable growth of aviation in India and globally.”,