Aviation

IndiGo adds 35 new flights this summer

DELHI: Budget carrier IndiGo announced introduction of 35 new flights as part of its summer schedule on April 4.

The new flights will be introduced between Amritsar-Jammu, Chennai-Bhubaneshwar, Chennai-Indore, Kolkata-Jammu, Srinagar- Kolkata, Bengaluru-Mangalore, Mumbai-Mangalore, Hyderabad- Thiruvananthapuram and Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram, the airline said in a statement.

The airline will also increase frequencies from seven stations including, Ahmedabad, Goa, Chennai, Agartala, Amritsar, Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram, it added.

These flights are to be launched over the months of April and May.

With these additions, IndiGo will operate over 900 flights per day and connect 46 destinations.

It is the largest airline in India in passengers carried, with a 39.8% market share as of January 2017 and eighth largest carrier in Asia with over 41 million passengers carried in 2016, according to Wikipedia.

The airline operates to 46 destinations and is the second largest low-cost carrier in Asia. It has its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

The airline was founded as a private company, by Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe Enterprises; and Rakesh Gangwal, a United States-based expatriate Indian; in 2006. It took delivery of its first aircraft in July 2006 and commenced operations a month later. The airline became the largest Indian carrier in passenger market share in 2012. The company went public in November 2015.

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