Sunday, January 06, 2019

India’s IndiGo To Launch Delhi To London Gatwick Flights In March

India’s low-cost carrier IndiGo is set to commence service from Delhi to London Gatwick in March of this year. IndiGo’s first long-range Airbus A321neo aircraft, VT-IUA, arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi last Saturday. The arrival of the new aircraft allows the airline to start offering flights to Europe. IndiGo has placed an order for a total of 150 A321neo aircraft to be added to its current fleet of 206 aircraft.
After a few months of rumors, it appears that the Delhi to Gatwick flights will finally become a reality. IndiGo has not officially announced the new route, and there is no mention of London on its website, but the airline has apparently secured slots at Gatwick starting March 31, 2019. IndiGo will operate its Airbus A321neo from Delhi to Gatwick seven days a week. The airline will fly the route with a fuel stop at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan.
The flights will accommodate as many as 222 passengers in Economy Class, the only class available on IndiGo flights, and arrive at and depart from Gatwick in the evening. Accordingly, the flights are likely to depart from Delhi in the afternoon and arrive at Delhi in the morning. IndiGo will operate the Delhi to Gatwick flights under IndiGo flight number 1, while the Gatwick to Delhi flights will be operated under IndiGo flight number 2. We have also learned that IndiGo will operate its flights out of Terminal 1L, the South Terminal, at Gatwick. Turkish Airlines, which recently signed a codeshare and mutual operation agreement with IndiGo, also uses the South Terminal.
06/01/19 Andrea/Simple Flying