NEW DELHI, INDIA — IndiGo Airlines celebrated the arrival of its first Boeing 777, complete with 6E livery, at Delhi Airport on May 28, 2023.

The plane was acquired on a wet lease from Turkish Airlines, further cementing the codeshare partnership between the two airlines. This Boeing 777 represents the third addition of this model to the IndiGo's fleet.

Previously, the airline's fleet exclusively comprised Airbus and ATR aircraft. However, the increasing demand and the codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines necessitated the inclusion of this wide-body airliner to its roster.

According to flight tracking app FlightAware, the IndiGo Airlines Boeing 777-300ER left Istanbul Airport (IST) at 1:46 AM. Following a flight of five hours and 30 minutes, and a journey spanning 4,525 Km, the aircraft touched down at Delhi Airport at 9:44 AM local time.

The delivery flight, operated by Turkish Airlines, was identified as TK4912. It can also be tracked under the flight number 6E4912, in accordance with the airlines' codeshare agreement. The Boeing 777-300ER, with the registration TC-LKD, will not carry the Indian VT- code.

IndiGo's fleet has now swelled to more than 310 aircraft with the latest Boeing 777 delivery. This impressive collection includes 39 ATRs, 185 A320s, 86 A321s, and three Boeing 777s, which are on wet lease.

Turkish Technic shared images of the 6E's newest Boeing 777 being painted. They also tweeted further details regarding the forthcoming widebody airliner. The aircraft, bearing the registration TC-LKD, is currently stationed in the Turkish Technik paint shop where it is receiving the original IndiGo livery. This is the inaugural instance of an airline Boeing being painted in IndiGo's signature Blue.

The aircraft, formerly part of Azur Air's fleet under the designation VQ-BZC, has been in storage at Istanbul Airport since November 1, 2022.