Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Saturday claimed that it operated a total of 900 flights on April 7, making it the highest ever by any Indian airline company. Commenting upon the same, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “We at IndiGo are thrilled on having flown 900 daily flights for the first time yesterday… Now, the team is excited to reach the 1,000 flights milestone.” The budget carrier has recently added 35 new domestic flights in its summer schedule which will be operational during April and May. The airlines is also said to add new flight frequencies from cities like Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Agartala, Amritsar, Trivandrum and Delhi.
“Effective April and May, IndiGo will introduce new flights between Amritsar-Jammu, Chennai-Bhubaneshwar, Chennai-Indore, Kolkata-Jammu, Srinagar-Kolkata, Bengaluru-Mangalore, Mumbai-Mangalore, Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad-Trivandrum, respectively,” IANS quoted IndiGo saying in a statement.
The airlines today has also announced discounted fares for select domestic routes starting at Rs 1,119. In a report published by NDTV Profit website, the IndiGo Rs. 1,119 offer is on Chennai-Bengaluru route. An advanced search on the IndiGo’s website showed that the Rs. 1,119 sale is available for travel in mid-May. Other low fares available under the special offers are Delhi-Jaipur (Rs. 1,200), Coimbatore-Chennai (Rs. 1,220), Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad (Rs. 1,221), Imphal-Guwahati (Rs. 1,222), and Goa-Bengaluru (Rs. 1,267). The airline recently announced introduction of 35 new flights as part of its summer schedule.
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Being one of the largest passenger airline carriers in the country, IndiGo translate into a market share of 39.5 per cent as of February, 2017. The Gurgaon-based airline carrier currently operate flights connecting to 46 destinations across the globe- 39 domestic and 7 international. IndiGo has a fleet size of 131 including 19 new generation A320neos.
(With inputs from agencies)