Tuesday, October 17, 2017

IndiGo to start ATR flights from December 21

New Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo today announced that it would expand its regional market by starting operations with its brand new ATR turbo-prop planes from Hyderabad on December 21.
The announcement comes five months after the airline made public its intent to buy 50 ATR turbo-prop planes worth USD 1.3 billion to tap the regional aviation market and signed a term-sheet with Avions de Transport Regional GIE (ATR) for the purchase.
The airline has also launched introductory fares starting Rs 999 on these new routes and bookings open from midnight tonight.
"First ATR flight will commence from Hyderabad, starting December 21st, 2017," IndiGo said in a statement.
"It is indeed a proud moment for all of us who have been working relentlessly to bring our dream of regional flying to reality...These flights will open up a whole new market, improving the choices of air travel to millions of our fellow citizens," Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo, said.
The airline will also begin ATR operations in its existing network of Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai and Nagpur.
16/10/17 PTI/Times of India