Thursday, October 01, 2015

Red eye flights: IndiGo starts from 15 Oct, SpiceJet plans for a few this winter

New Delhi: India's LCCs finally see some merit in launching late night/early morning domestic flights. This festival season, IndiGo is launching 42 new domestic weekly flights which will operate at late hours while SpiceJet is also planning some late flights during the upcoming winter schedule.
IndiGo will start these flights from 15 October between Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Chennai sectors. Flight 6E 154 from Mumbai to Delhi departs a 2 am in the morning of 16 October and its scheduled landing time is 4.10 am - this flights seems to be competing with a Jet Airways flight which departs Mumbai at 2.30 am and lands in the National Capital by 4.35 am. As of now, Jet is the only airline with any late domestic connections. Jet Airways currently operates 8 late night/early morning flights. A spokesperson said fares were generally lower for these flights but did not provide specific details.
01/10/15 Sindhu Bhattacharya/First Post
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