The largest airline in the nation, IndiGo, has recently announced that it will begin direct service to six new international locations. This year, the airline will begin direct flights to Africa and Central Asia, including Nairobi, Tbilisi, and Tashkent. As a part of this massive expansion plan, this airline plans to start direct flights from Mumbai to Kenya, Jakarta, Nairobi, and Indonesia.
IndiGo Is Introducing 174 New International Flights
IndiGo released a press release on Friday to declare new direct flights from Delhi to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September. Flights to Tbilisi, Georgia, and Baku, Azerbaijan, will begin in August. The low-cost carrier will connect a total of 32 international locations once these routes are up and running. IndiGo currently connects 26 international locations.
As per the release, IndiGo will add 174 new weekly flights to its fleet for international locations. This is a huge step in their expansion strategy, which will cover new routes, destinations, and frequencies. The release also disclosed that flights from Delhi to Hong Kong will resume in August. These flights were suspended during the pandemic and will not be in operation again.
This Step Is A Part Of A Massive Expansion Project
According to reports by the Times of India, IndiGo CEO Pieter Elbers announced that in addition to its 78 domestic destinations, the airline will now directly reach 32 international destinations. Additionally, he claimed that the airline is carrying out its strategy of “Toward New Heights and Across New Frontiers” and is prepared to build unmatched connections between people and places.
The expansion coincides with the government’s initiatives to establish India as a global aviation hub as well as a period of increasing demand for international travel to, through, and from India. Through its codeshare connections with Turkish Airlines, IndiGo is also improving its access to Europe at the same time. At the moment, it provides connectivity from Istanbul to 33 locations in Europe.
IndiGo has a domestic market share of more than 57% and a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. It is the nation’s largest airline and flies more than 1,800 passengers every day.
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