IndiGo is wet leasing Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 up to one year to provide higher capacity on high-demand routes.
The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently eased rules for Indian carriers on aircraft wet-lease allowing indiGo to operate the 777 for one year.
Previously, DGCA only allows wet-lease up to six months however carriers are now allowed for another six moth extension for a total of one year wet-lease.
IndiGo previously requested a two-year wet lease agreement which was rejected by the DGCA.
The carrier is planning to launch Boeing 777 flights from Mumbai, India to Istanbul, Turkey from 1st January 2023. It’ll also be the first time business class seats will be sold by IndiGo.
Additional three Boeing 777 will also be wet leased and with the Turkish airline partnership, passengers will be able to travel to 19 European destinations via the Turkish airlines hub in Istanbul.