IndiGo to Launch Delhi-Istanbul Flights This March

The low-cost airline will be the first Indian carrier to fly to the Middle Eastern country.

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India’s leading low-cost airline IndiGo has announced that it will launch nonstop flights between Delhi and Istanbul from March 20 onward.

Operated by an Airbus A321 neo aircraft, the flights will leave Delhi at 1:40 p.m. and arrive in Istanbul at 6:10 p.m. On the return leg, flight 6E0012 will depart Istanbul at 7:45 p.m. and land in Delhi at 4:15 a.m. the next day.

As the first Indian carrier to fly to the Middle Eastern country, IndiGo will offer fares for less than Rs24,000 (US$337) under the “saver” class, which includes 30kg check-in baggage and 7kg hand baggage allowance.

Late last year, the budget airline also signed a code-share agreement with Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airways. Upon its launch, travelers will be able to book a “6E” flight to nearly 20 European destinations. These flights will be served by Turkish Airways through Istanbul. Meanwhile, visitors to India will be able to book “TK” flights via IndiGo to connecting flights within India.

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