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ixigo expands exclusive partnership with PhonePe to flight, bus, and train bookings

Sumit Vishwakarma
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ixigo expands exclusive partnership with PhonePe

Listed online travel agency (OTA) ixigo has announced an expansion of its exclusive partnership with UPI payments giant PhonePe

Previously, the partnership between the two companies was limited to train bookings.

With the new expansion, ixigo will now offer flight and bus bookings on the PhonePe app. The integration includes services from ixigo Flights for flight bookings and AbhiBus for bus bookings, along with expanding its prior partnership with ConfirmTkt for train bookings.

Offering a comprehensive travel booking facility


The ixigo-PhonePe partnership will enable over 54 crore PhonePe users to experience comprehensive travel booking and utility services for flights, trains, and buses.

Travellers can enjoy simpler payment processes and exciting discounts and offers on their bookings.

Additionally, PhonePe users can take advantage of advanced features and value-added services from the ixigo Group, such as ixigo Assured (Free Cancellation), ixigo Assured Flex, and Abhi Assured. These services allow users to book fully flexible and freely reschedulable tickets and get instant refunds upon cancellation.

Partnership with benefit to users from tier 2 and tier 3 cities

Aloke Bajpai, the Group CEO of ixigo, emphasized that this collaboration will particularly benefit travellers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

"We are thrilled to partner with PhonePe to bring our travel booking services to their extensive user base. This collaboration will benefit travellers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, leveraging ixigo’s products & offerings for the next billion users and PhonePe’s growing penetration in smaller towns and its fintech expertise. Together, we aim to make travel bookings more accessible, affordable, and convenient for millions of Indians," Bajpai said.

"We are excited to partner with the ixigo Group for flight, train, and bus booking options on PhonePe. With rising disposable incomes and growing aspirations of Indian travelers, we are seeing rapid adoption of our travel offerings. The ixigo, ConfirmTkt, and AbhiBus apps offer a great customer experience ideal for catering to the fast-evolving travel needs of Indians," said Sameer Nigam, Founder & CEO of PhonePe.

What Is the Background of ixigo and PhonePe?

Launched in 2007 by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, ixigo (Le Travenues Technology Limited) is a technology company focused on empowering Indian travellers to plan, book, and manage their trips across rail, air, buses, and hotels.

ixigo assists travellers in making smarter travel decisions by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science-led innovations. It claims to have over 42.9 crore Annual Active Users in Fiscal 2023.