IndiGo becomes first Indian carrier to touch 1000 flights in a day

Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

indigo-airlinesAdding to many firsts to its credit, IndiGo yesterday became the first Indian carrier to operate 1000 plus flights in a day. Flight 6E 185 from Mumbai to Cochin took off on the 22nd of December 2017 at 23:15 pm to become 1000th flight for the first time in the history of Indian civil aviation. IndiGo also took the delivery of its 31st Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft on the same day to join its ever growing fleet making the first Indian carrier with 150 aircraft fleet. The milestone underlines IndiGo’s position as the country’s largest and fastest-growing carrier with 150 Airbus connecting 46 destinations.

In addition to this, IndiGo has also announced its 50th destination, Vijayawada (VGA) for sale on the 22nd of December 2017. Flights to Vijayawada (VGA), Andhra Pradesh, will commence operations on the 2nd of March 2018. This destination is a part of our turboprop routes and will open in the third phase of our ATR operations. IndiGo ATR flights will now connect Vijayawada to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Expressing his delight over IndiGo’s new milestone, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole-time Director, IndiGo, said, “We are truly excited to achieve a 1000-daily flights landmark and dedicate this feat to millions of customers who choose IndiGo. It is a testament to our commitment of providing enhanced connectivity and unmatched reliable and safe air transportation across the country.” “We shall continue to serve our valuable customers and strive to get even better at delivering safe, on-time, hassle-free and affordable services,” he reiterated further.

Talking about opening Vijayawada as 50th destination, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “It gives us immense pleasure to introduce services from Vijayawada.

2017 has been a great year from growth and expansion as the airline clocked many milestones. In the coming years, we will continue to expand our network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers.”
The above announcements have come just after the carrier’s first ATR flight on Hyderabad – Mangalore sector on December 21, 2017; boosting regional connectivity. With an expanding fleet and reach, IndiGo has been steadily focussing on not just profitability but also best-inclass customer service and has won various accolades and awards such as “Best Low-Cost Airline” at the SKYTRAX World Airline Award 2017 and “Company of the year” and at Business Standard Award for Corporate Excellence 2016 IndiGo is India’s largest airline with a market share of 39% as of November 2017. IndiGo is one of the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world (source: CAPA). IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are always low, flights that are on time, and a travel experience that is courteous and hassle-free.

IndiGo, with a Technical Dispatch Reliability of 99.85% (for quarter ended June 30, 2017) has one of the best On Time Performances in India. With its fleet of 150 Airbus A320 family aircraft, the airline operates over 1000 daily flights connecting 47 destinations.
IndiGo is led by its President and Whole-time Director, Aditya Ghosh and is promoted by InterGlobe Enterprises and Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, an aviation industry veteran and entrepreneur. InterGlobe Enterprises is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services‚ growing the market through innovation and service leadership. We build businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 25,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo Airlines (InterGlobe Aviation), InterGlobe Technologies, InterGlobe
Hotels, InterGlobe Air Transport, InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (Advanced Pilot Training), InterGlobe Education (School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) and InterGlobe Real Estate.



Source:- IndiGo Airlines


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