Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Low cost IndiGO to fly to 30 cities

Bangalore: IndiGo, the country's newest low-fare domestic airline, today said it plans to serve 30 cities across the country with a fleet of 40 A-320s by 2010.
IndiGo took delivery of its third new A-320 aircraft on September 28 and would add this week the fourth one which would be used to add three new destinations - Mumbai, Nagpur and Vadodara to its network, a top company executive said.
By the end of the calendar year 2006, the airline hopes to have carried 4,75,000 passengers with six airplanes, IndiGo President and CEO Bruce Ashby told reporters. Nine more aircraft would be added in 2007 and by December 2007, IndiGo's fleet would comprise 15 aircrafts.
He said IndiGo would expand its route network in South India, where it operated twice-daily flights on the Delhi-Bangalore sector, with one non-stop flight and one same-aircraft service with a stopover in Pune.
10/10/06 PTI/The Financial Express