Indigo increases visibility and cargo shares
The Indian LCC Indigo received its Iata membership certificate this week at its office premises in Gurgaon. The membership will help the airline align with global practices developed by Iata and further strengthen the carrier’s partnership portfolio. Indigo recently announced a one-way codeshare with Qatar Airways and partnered with Turkish Airlines in December 2018 to expand its international presence.
Only one month ago, Indigo placed a firm order for 300 A320neo aircraft. This marks one of Airbus’ largest aircraft orders ever with a single airline operator. National media report that, despite operating only narrowbody aircraft, Indigo had a market share of nearly 34% in the domestic cargo market in August this year, compared to 23% in the same period last year. (ah)