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IndiGo's Turkish treat: Wide-body plane, hot meals, blankets on flight

The carrier has leased Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 for operations to Istanbul starting Wednesday

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IndiGo has leased a twin-class 400-seater Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
When the IndiGo flight takes off from Delhi for Istanbul on Wednesday, it will usher in many firsts for the airline: its first wide-body aircraft, hot meals for passengers and other amenities such as blankets and pillows for a fee.

IndiGo has leased a twin-class 400-seater Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for the route after the civil aviation ministry relaxed its norms for damp/wet lease of planes.

In a damp lease, a lessor provides aircraft with partial crew to a lessee.

Pilots of Turkish Airlines will operate the Delhi-Istanbul flights, and working on board will be the crew from both

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First Published: Jan 31 2023 | 5:06 PM IST

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