Tuesday, July 31, 2018

IndiGo connects India with two new routes

IndiGo, India’s largest carrier by one-way seat capacity in 2018 according to OAG Schedules Analyser, has commenced year-round operations from its base in Chennai (MAA) to Kozhikode (CCJ) and Tuticorin (TCR) on 26 July. The routes span a distance of 502 and 528 kilometres respectively, and both are operated by the LCC’s 74-seat ATR 72s. Kozhikode will be served daily, with Tuticorin being connected three times a day. SpiceJet is the sole competitor on both routes, operating six weekly frequencies to the former and twice-daily to the latter. At the launch, N. Subramanian, Airport Director at Tuticorin, outlined the target demographic for the route: “The airport caters to passengers from Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi, Kanniyakumari districts. As flight tickets cost around ₹3,000, it would attract passengers taking second class (seats in trains) and omni buses.”
31/07/18 anna.aero