Friday, October 05, 2018

Fly across the world on Indian wings

New Delhi: Indian fliers, with international travel plans, are in for a treat, as Indian carriers such as IndiGo,  SpiceJet, and GoAir are aggressively expanding in the international sector.
While international expansion plans are set to provide greater — and cheaper — options to fliers, Vistara’s international expansion ambitions have been on hold due to a delay in approvals from the aviation ministry.
While IndiGo has plans to expand its international capacity by 31%, Spice-Jet plans to increase it by 17% between June and December this year. GoAir has also announced the launch of international operations with flights to Phuket and Male from this month.
Jet Airways and Air India, which have the largest international presence among Indian carriers, have not increased their international flights. IndiGo, in response to ET, said that international expansion is a part of the organic expansion plan of the airline.
“We are adding international points within Airbus 320 flying range and you will see new flights in the Gulf and South East Asian regions. This is part of the organic expansion plans by IndiGo, as we plan to complement our domestic network with international connectivity,” William Boulter, chief commercial officer, IndiGo, told ET.
05/10/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times
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