IndiGo to Operate First Wide-Body Boeing 777 on Delhi-Istanbul Route From Feb 01

Starting from February 01, 2023, IndiGo and Turkish Airlines are joining forces to bring travelers convenient and comfortable air travel between Delhi and Istanbul. With the addition of a new B777 aircraft, Business Class options, and varying service standards, learn all about the exciting details of this codeshare partnership.

Starting from February 1, 2023, IndiGo will be operating a Boeing 777 aircraft on the Delhi-Istanbul route. The airline has inducted its first wide-body aircraft to cater to the increasing demand for travel to and from India.

It is worth noting here that Turkey has become a popular tourist destination post-pandemic and has been one of the top choices for outbound tourism from India in 2022.

Boeing 777 Aircraft

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

This aircraft will be operated by IndiGo on a “damp lease” arrangement. A damp lease is a type of lease agreement where the lessor provides the aircraft and crew to the lessee, who is responsible for operating the flight.

The Boeing 777 aircraft has a seating capacity of 400 passengers in a dual-class configuration, offering comfortable travel options to those travelling between Delhi and Istanbul.


IndiGo Delhi-Istanbul Flight Schedule

As per the flight schedule shared by IndiGo and Turkish Airlines, the flights from Delhi will depart at 06:45 and reach Istanbul at 11:15. The same aircraft will then return from Istanbul at 20:15 and arrive in Delhi the next day at 04:45 in the morning.

Turkish Flight No.IndiGo Flight No.DepartureDep. TimeArrivalArr. Time
TK 46506E 0011Delhi06:45Istanbul11:15
TK 46516E 0012Istanbul20:15Delhi04:45 (+1)

With this operation Business Class on this Indigo flight is open for sale with a capacity of 28 seats.

Service Standards

It is important to note that since this is an IndiGo-operated flight, the service standards in Business class will vary compared to Turkish Airlines-operated Business Class flights.

Codeshare Considerations

When choosing code-share flights with IndiGo Airlines, customers should be aware that the service offered will be from a company other than Turkish Airlines. Services offered on these flights, such as cabin baggage allowance and catering service, may vary.


Additionally, the flight with IndiGo Airlines may not have internet services, such as free Wifi on board, or inflight entertainment screen service due to infrastructure.


In conclusion, with the addition of the wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft, IndiGo is able to cater to the growing demand for travel to and from India, offering comfortable travel options for those visiting popular destinations like Turkey.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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