Launching at the end of April, the virtual interline partnership between the two LCCs is made possible by a technology company and flight search engine, Dohop.
The Jetstar Group and IndiGo have announced a new Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) interline agreement that will allow Jetstar customers to book connections and flights on IndiGo services through the Jetstar Connect platform.
The virtual interline relationship between the two LCCs, which will begin at the end of April, is made possible by Dohop, a technology business and flight search engine.
Customers can book flights and purchase bundled and unbundled supplementary products using the integrated booking engine, and customers travelling between international flights can enjoy smooth passenger and baggage transfer, the Jetstar-IndiGo joint statement mentioned.
“We are pleased to announce the partnership with Jetstar. This strategic agreement will enable both airlines to tap into the rising demand for international travel, especially during this summer holiday season.”said William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo.
“The partnership will enable customers to book interline flights between the two leading carriers and enjoy access to a wide variety of destinations across the Asia Pacific. This partnership will help us expand our international connectivity to yet another continent through Jetstar’s network.
We look forward to having Jetstar’s customers on our lean clean flying machine, as we extend to them our on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free travel experience,”William Boulter also stated.
Jetstar’s Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Alan McIntyre, welcomed the partnership and said as the world reopens it was great to offer Jetstar customers in Asia and Australia opportunities to travel to exciting new destinations in India through its partnership with IndiGo.
“The ability to partner with other LCCs through Dohop has opened up a new world of possibilities, helping customers enjoy more seamless connectivity throughout the region. This new partnership enables Jetstar to offer our customers more destinations, more frequency and better connectivity, by combining our expanding network with IndiGo’s, all at the click of a button, fulfilling our vision to make more travel affordable,”said Alan McIntyre.
Lim Ching Kiat, Changi Airport Group’s Managing Director for Air Hub Development said India was a key market for Changi Airport.
“In 2019, Singapore attracted over 1.4 million visitors from India to Singapore and with the relaxation of border policies, India has ranked among the top three countries at Changi in recent months. Jetstar and IndiGo are strategic partners of Changi Airport Group, and we welcome this new interline partnership as it will offer travellers more flight options at Changi Airport.”said Lim Ching Kiat.
This is the second virtual interline partnership for the Jetstar Group, following the Jetstar Group’s interline with Tiger Taiwan in December 2019.
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