Friday, February 10, 2006

Low-cost carrier Indigo to take off in July-August

New Delhi: The new low-cost carrier, Indigo, which placed India`s biggest orders for 100 Airbus aircraft at the Paris air show last year, will start operations in July- August with its own airplanes.
"The delivery of our first aircraft will take place some time in July and we will start operations soon thereafter. We plan to start between July one and August five," The airline`s president and CEO Bruce Ashby told media persons in an interview here.
On being quizzed on the pricing of tickets, he said it would be consistent with fares being offered by the low-cost carriers in the Indian market like SpiceJet and Air Deccan and "a lot less lower than the legacy carriers like Indian, Air India, Jet Airways and Air Sahara". Ashby said the general pattern would be to operate between metros with stoppages at intermediate points and gave examples like Delhi-Ahmedabad-Mumbai or Mumbai- Indore-Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram.
Feb 10/Zee News