- The membership will help IndiGo align to global practices developed by IATA and further strengthen the airline’s partnership portfolio
In-line with the vision to expand its international presence, IndiGo, India’s leading airline, today joined IATA as a member. The announcement followed soon after the airline’s recent expansion into Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Saudi Arabia. IndiGo is currently an IOSA registered airline and IATA Clearing House member. IATA is the global trade association for the airline industry, representing over 290 airlines. This membership will help IndiGo align to global practices developed by IATA and will further strengthen the airline’s partnership portfolio.
One of the fastest growing low-cost carriers globally, IndiGo, has redefined air travel in the country over the last 13 years with its affordable, on-time, courteous and hassle-free flying experience. Having flown more than 300Mn happy customers, the airline currently operates close to 1500 daily flights to 60 domestic and 23 international destinations, with a fleet of 247 aircraft. IndiGo has been further strengthening its position with rapid domestic and international expansion this year. The airline has been recognised at various Indian and global platforms for its focussed L&D, consistent on-time performance and stupendous growth.
At the milestone announcement, Mr Ronojoy Dutta, CEO, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to be a part of the world’s leading aviation trade association – IATA. This partnership will not only help us share best practices, but also be a facilitator in our dream of building the best air transportation system in the world. We are confident that this step brings us closer to our mission of enhancing economic growth and social cohesion, by providing air connectivity and affordable air fares across our country and to international destinations, thereby promoting trade, tourism and mobility.”
On the occasion, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO, IATA said, “We are delighted to welcome IndiGo to the IATA family. Our 290+ member airlines connect people, deliver goods, link economies, spearhead development and enrich our societies. That’s why we call aviation the business of freedom. IndiGo is our fourth member from India—a market with huge potential and many challenges. The success of IndiGo in India is truly inspirational. We look forward to working with the IndiGo team to help shape industry standards, best practices and policies that ensure the safe, efficient and sustainable growth of aviation, in India and globally.”
IATA’s mission is to ‘represent, lead and serve the airline industry’. As the trade association for the world’s airlines, IATA represents more than 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. With over 60 offices worldwide, IATA maintains relationships with governments and other industry stakeholders around the world, advocating on behalf of its members on key industry issues. The organization supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.