IndiGo, India’s leading air carrier, has announced an exciting new partnership with the All-India Football Federation (AIFF).
In a mission to unite fans, IndiGo is now the global partner and official airline for the Indian Football Team, affectionately known as the ‘Blue Tigers’. This partnership will enable the Indian Football Team to leverage both IndiGo’s widespread network across the country but also their extensive global network in order to encourage the sport’s growth.
IndiGo took to Instagram to announce this latest news:
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Partnering with IndiGo will guarantee that the Indian National Football Team, including the Indian women’s football team, have a reliable partner with a shared passion for the sport. IndiGo’s extensive network is designed to cater to the requirements of the football team, encompassing all the varied travel requirements of its players, support staff and officials and ensuring that they will have efficient and trouble-free journeys on air.
Pieter Elbers, CEO, IndiGo, said: “We are thrilled to embark on this journey with the All-India Football Federation, as both organizations share a common vision of advancing Indian football to new heights. This marks the start of an official partnership for AIFF, while for IndiGo, it represents our inaugural foray into the world of sports. Together, we are committed to a long-term collaboration that will not only elevate the sport but also touch the lives of fans across the nation.We aim to provide the Indian Football Team with IndiGo’s well-established strengths: on-time performance, hassle-free service at affordable fares across our unparalleled network both domestically and internationally.”
Kalyan Chaubey, President, All India Football Federation, said: “It is indeed a pleasure for the All-India Football Federation to partner with IndiGo. During my travels with IndiGo, I was impressed with the service and professionalism of the airline. Being the country’s largest airline, we consider this as IndiGo’s first sports partnership. We are really honored and happy. I often say that India, with a population of 1.4 billion, is the fifth largest economy in the world, and people say it’s a cricket nation, but I often say it’s a cricket watching nation and a football playing nation. It’s a mass sport, as every kid, you will find, is playing football. With this young population and this growing economy, we have partnered with IndiGo who can show leadership in the Indian airline market as well as in sports, where leaders from both organisations have also come up with a similar vision. I would request IndiGo to support us in every possible way and take this partnership and football forward together.”
This momentous partnership is set to span one year from September 15th 2023 to September 14th 2024.