|IndiGo is now eyeing the regional commercial aviation
market of tier II and III cities
After SpiceJet and AirAsia, India’s largest airline IndiGo is now eyeing the regional commercial aviation market of tier II and III cities, for which a new subsidiary and smaller aircraft might also be considered. Rahul Bhatia, group MD of InterGlobe Enterprises, which operates IndiGo, said the market for regional connectivity is under- served and very lucrative but it will take the company some time to firm up plans.
“Clearly there is a market. If you ask me are we interested, then probably yes, but it is not immediate. We haven’t decided on the details yet, like if we need a new subsidiary. I will wait for the elections before I look for any further expansion of the group business. There is a market for smaller aircraft, so we can establish regional connectivity. Whether IndiGo chooses to participate or not is a different story. We can support these markets with our A320s itself,” Bhatia said.
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