Qatar Airways and IndiGo to make a strategic business
Qatar Airways and India’s largest airline, IndiGo will make a strategic business announcement on Thursday, which media reports said would involve a codeshare agreement.
Qatar Airways has in the past shown interest in investing in IndiGo but the Indian airline has resisted.
“We are very interested in IndiGo … We are talking to IndiGo of doing codeshare, joint flights but not yet an equity stake in the airline,” Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, told Reuters in an interview in August.
Al Baker said they had talked to IndiGo but the airline was “not yet ready to take a foreign investor”. When it is ready, Qatar would be interested, he had said at the time.
IndiGo flies to 60 international destinations including Turkey, China, Vietnam, and Myanmar.