Aviation

IndiGo to add 10 more flights soon

This will include one international flight

DELHI:  Budget carrier IndiGo has said it will add 10 more flights including one in its international network between May 16-June 22.

With the addition of these new flights, the number of total flights operated by IndiGo per day will go up to 773, the airline said.

IndiGo said it will commence an additional flight connecting Delhi to Ranchi from May 16 and with effect from June 21 the airline will introduce its first flight on the Kochi-Muscat route.

Besides, on the domestic side, the Gurgaon-based airline will also launch a second flight connecting Hyderabad to Kochi on the same day while effective June 22, IndiGo will begin operations with its first flights to Coimbatore and Nagpur from Hyderabad, according to a release.

With 773 flights connecting 40 destinations, these new flights will further consolidate IndiGo’s position in the market, where it commands over 28 per cent of the total domestic traffic.

IndiGo is a low-cost airline headquartered at Gurgaon, India. It is the largest airline in India in terms of passengers carried with a 36.8% market share as of February 2016. The airline operates 679 daily flights to 40 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 NRI in 2006. It took delivery of its first aircraft in July 2006 and commenced operations a month later in August 2006. The airline became the largest Indian carrier in terms of passenger market share in 2012. The company went public in November 2015. The airline operates a single aircraft type of Airbus A320 with an all economy configuration.

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