India-based LCC IndiGo has joined global airline body IATA as a member, as the airline plans for global expansion, according to a report by The Economic Times.
The carrier’s move follows its recent entry into Vietnam, Myanmar, China and Saudi Arabia, as well as its largest-ever order for 300 Airbus aircraft.
“This membership will help IndiGo align to global practices developed by IATA and will further strengthen the airline’s partnership portfolio,” the report quoted a media statement as saying.
“IndiGo is our fourth member from India—a market with huge potential and many challenges. 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,” Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general & CEO, said in a statement.