Low-cost carrier IndiGo will look to start its China operations by the end of this year, according to a top executive of the carrier. The airline, which has a leadership position in the domestic market, is now looking at increasing its international footprint and is inducting aircraft that have longer range and more carriage capacity like A321neos. It also plans to induct A321LR later. Domestic airlines have not been able to crack the China market, as apart from Air India, none of them, be it Jet Airways or budget carrier SpiceJet have been able to sustain China operations and had to discontinue flights owing to huge losses. \u201cChina to us is a big market and it is perfect in terms of culture fit and tourism,\u201d IndiGo chief commercial officer Willy Boutler said, adding that there is scope for the Indian carriers to expand the market as the Chinese carriers are currently using 42 flights, maximising the bilaterals, whereas Indian carriers are using just five. The airline currently flies 1,300 daily flights, of which 118 are international. Also Read:\u00a0This small Tamil Nadu bank stock outperforms Axis Bank, HDFC Bank; rises 27% in last one year; here\u2019s how Though Boutler did not specify the destinations IndiGo will fly to in China, industry experts say the airline could definitely look at the port city of Guangzhou, capital city of Sichuan province Chengdu and Shanghai at a later stage. \u201cChina is a very obvious fit for IndiGo to expand into as there is a lot of traffic potential, especially for flights to Guangzhou because of manufacturing business there,\u201d an industry expert said. IndiGo, which has about 41.5 % of the domestic market share, has faced declining profits as yields pressure have continued in the domestic operations. To boost revenues, the carrier has added an aggressive international expansion strategy that will allow the airline to gain entry into comparatively lesser competitive markets not yet saturated. IndiGo sees a lot of room for growth as it just has 6% of its capacity deployed on the international routes.