Wednesday, June 12, 2019

IndiGo to start flights to China from September 15

New Delhi: IndiGo will start flights to China with a daily on the Delhi-Chengdu route from September 15. IndiGo is also likely to start flying to Guangzhou this year.

At present, Air India is the only Indian carrier that flies to China. Jet Airways, which is now grounded, briefly flew Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco route about a decade back. On the other hand, a number of Chinese carriers fly to India. They have become a big hit with Indian flyers due to their relatively low fares for connection all the way up to the west coast of US and Australia.
Chengdu will be IndiGo’s 19th international destination and the first non-stop service between Chengdu and Delhi. IndiGo chief commercial officer William Boulter said: “This is truly a milestone moment for all of us at IndiGo… currently the India-China route is underserved by Indian carriers. With our plan to operate non-stop daily flights to this Chengdu we are providing the much needed connectivity between the two destinations. China is a market with immense potential and holds prominent trade, cultural and tourism values. We hope to further strengthen this relation by announcing our entry into China.”
12/06/19 Sauabh Sinha/Times of India

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