The new flights were added keeping in mind the growing demand from business and leisure travellers, the airline added.
Budget carrier IndiGo has announced six new flights from Delhi, IndiGo announced. The carrier will have daily flights to Bhopal, Allahabad, Patna from Delhi and will commence operations on 25 May 2019. The new flights were added keeping in mind the growing demand from business and leisure travellers, the airline said in a release.
The first flight scheduled for 25 May is Delhi-Bhopal which will depart at 05:45 and arrive at the destination city at 07:10. The reverse flight for the same is also available which will depart from Bhopal at 07:45 and arrive at Delhi at 08:55.
The Delhi-Allahabad daily flight is scheduled to leave at 09:55 with the arrival time to be 11:20. The Allahabad-Delhi flight departs from the Gujarat city at 11:50 and will arrive at the National Capital at 13:20.
The Delhi-Patna flight, which is also a daily flight is scheduled to depart at 18:10 and will arrive at the destination at 20:05. Its reverse flight takes off at 20:35 from Patna to arrive at 22:25 in Delhi.
The airline is also expected to expand its fleet at the behest of growing demand. “IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers,” William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said in a release.
Previously, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had requested the airlines to expand their fleet amid the aggravating aviation industry crisis and ongoing peak summer season. The aviation industry has been facing a flight crunch which resulted first from the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and then the domestic crisis created by the then grounding of Jet Airways fleet as the airline failed to pay the lessor. Jet Airways had announced a temporary of its operations shut down in a few days post the DGCA request and continues with it.