New Delhi–Domestic carrier IndiGo and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines have entered a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement.

According to a joint statement issues on Friday, the agreement will come into effect after necessary Board and regulatory approvals have been obtained.

A codeshare agreement allows two airlines to sell seats on each others’ flights in order to provide passengers with a wider choice of destinations.

“This is the first codeshare agreement for IndiGo as part of its international expansion strategy,” the statement said.

“Through this cooperation, Turkish Airlines will be offering new destinations in India as marketing carrier on IndiGo-operated flights, while IndiGo customers will be able to reach many European destinations through Turkish Airlines’ extensive network.”

As per the statement, the reciprocal arrangement will allow ‘TK’ and ‘6E’ to provide seamless connections to their customers, besides enabling them to use through check-in and many other facilities.

“IndiGo will place its code ‘6E’ on 20 points beyond Istanbul operated by Turkish Airlines. Similarly, Turkish Airlines will use its code ‘TK’ on IndiGo operated flights within India,” the statement said. (IANS)