Low-cost carrier IndiGo has announced the addition of Port Blair as its 41st overall and 36th domestic destination in its schedule. The new schedule sees introduction of daily non-stop flights to Port Blair from Kolkata and Chennai effective September 28 and September 30, 2016 respectively. Port Blair will also be connected to Delhi (via Kolkata) and Hyderabad (via Chennai). The airline will also launch additional frequencies with daily non-stop flight between Delhi and Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai, and Hyderabad and Varanasi sectors.
Aditya Ghosh, president, IndiGo, said, “It is going to be an important part of our destination network, catering to the needs of both business as well as leisure travellers, looking to embrace the deep blue waters. In addition, IndiGo will connect Varanasi with Hyderabad with daily non-stop service. These are exciting times for the aviation industry and for us, as we are now in the 11th year of operation.”
On the international sector, IndiGo in August launched first daily non-stop flight between Chandigarh and Dubai, and second daily non-stop on Kochi – Dubai sector. On the domestic front, IndiGo also recently introduced additional frequencies in Agartala – Kolkata sector, first non-stop flight on the Kolkata – Visakhapatnam – Kolkata sector and fifth daily non-stop flight between Kolkata and Hyderabad.