Friday, August 21, 2020

IndiGo Keen to Fly to Russia, Central Asian Countries Soon. Here’s Why

New Delhi: The ongoing Vande Bharat Mission has opened up the untapped central Asian market in front of the Indian airlines and now they are planning to spread their flight networks to countries like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan etc as there is a good market.
Indian airlines rarely flew to these countries before. Now that these routes have been explored under the Vande Bharat Mission where Indians stranded in these countries have been flown back home in Indian airlines, the airlines see a great prospect. For example, if one wants to go to Tashkent, there are no Indian options. Air Astana, Vistara, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Etihad, Lufthansa are the only flights connecting Delhi to Tashkent.
During the last few weeks, IndiGo has operated passenger charter flights and cargo charter flights to countries like Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, its Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Sanjay Kumar said.
“The last couple of weeks have given us a great learning on the potential of these markets, which were kind of unexplored from our point of view so far,” Kumar said at a webinar titled ‘The Way Forward for Developing India-Central Asia Air Corridor’ that was organised by industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
“I think we will be able to build up some kind of portfolio of routes and network into these markets going forward in the next few months’ time,” he added.
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