Monday, November 06, 2017

First for Indian carriers: IndiGo to have 1,000 daily flights by year-end

New Delhi: In a first for Indian carriers, IndiGo will be operating 1,000 daily flights before the end of this year. It got on track to cross that milestone with the announcement of 47 new flights (19 new sectors and 28 additional flights) on Monday which will see it operating 1,000 daily flights from December 23, 2017.
IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said: "A thousand daily flights is a milestone that no airline in India has ever achieved before. As Indians we are proud to create this new record. While one thousand is just a number, for us each flight represents an opportunity for millions to chase their dreams. As we approach this mark, we cannot hide our excitement and thank our over a hundred million customers who have made this journey possible!"
IndiGo currently has 142 Airbus A-320s in its fleet, with over 400 narrow body planes still on order. IndiGo promoters have signaled their intent on operating wide body aircraft to long haul international routes. The airline has already placed a formal expression of interest for Air India and AI Express. It has decided to launch long haul operations irrespective of whether the AI deal works out or not.
06/11/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India