Indian budget airline IndiGo has revealed plans for a substantial expansion in its Middle East operations, introducing six new direct flight services to the region from multiple Indian cities. This move aims to meet the growing demand for travel between India and the Middle East, particularly during the summer season.
New Routes and Flight Schedule
IndiGo’s recently introduced routes include Bengaluru-Dubai, Kochi-Bahrain, and Lucknow-Dammam, set to commence on June 1. Additionally, the airline plans to launch the Ahmedabad-Jeddah route starting on August 11, 2023.
Recognizing the high demand for travel to the Middle East during the summer, IndiGo has also announced seasonal additional flights between Chennai and Dammam, as well as Kochi and Dammam.
|Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Freq.||Effective||Dep. Time||Arr. Time|
|6E 1485||Bengaluru||Dubai||Daily||June 01, 2023||8:15||10:25|
|6E 1486||Dubai||Bengaluru||Daily||June 01, 2023||22:20||4:10|
|6E 1211||Kochi||Bahrain||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||20:35||22:45|
|6E 1212||Bahrain||Kochi||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||23:45||06:55|
|6E 97||Lucknow||Dammam||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||20:30||22:50|
|6E 98||Dammam||Lucknow||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||23:50||06:25|
|6E 1501||Kochi||Dammam||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||09:05||11:10|
|6E 1502||Dammam||Kochi||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||12:10||19:35|
|6E 77||Chennai||Dammam||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||08:20||10:45|
|6E 78||Dammam||Chennai||Daily||Jun 13, 2023||11:55||19:20|
|6E 91||Ahmedabad||Jeddah||Daily||Aug 11, 2023||19:20||21:55|
|6E 92||Jeddah||Ahmedabad||Daily||Aug 11, 2023||22:55||06:35|
Enhanced Connectivity and Travel Experience
With the introduction of these new routes, IndiGo will become the first Indian carrier to operate direct flights between Bengaluru and Dubai, as well as Kochi and Bahrain.
The airline will also be the sole provider of daily direct connectivity between Kochi-Dammam, Lucknow-Dammam, Chennai-Dammam, and Ahmedabad-Jeddah, significantly reducing travel time for passengers.
Expanded Middle East Reach
It is worth noting here that, currently, IndiGo offers connections to 11 destinations in the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Ras Al Khaimah, Riyadh, Sharjah, and Muscat.
The addition of these new flights will enhance accessibility and capacity for travellers to and from the Middle East, catering to the surge in demand during the summer holidays.
IndiGo’s Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
Vinay Malhotra, the Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, emphasized that these new services are in response to the growing demand for travel between India and the Middle East, particularly during the summer season.
Malhotra highlighted the benefits of the new direct connections, including hassle-free and affordable options for travel between cities, as well as reduced travel time. He also acknowledged the Middle East’s appeal, with its rich culture, delectable cuisine, and abundant oil reserves, making it an attractive destination for corporate travellers, traders, tourists, and individuals visiting friends and family.
Promoting Connectivity, Accessibility, and Tourism
The introduction of new direct flights between various Indian cities and the Middle East will provide travellers with more convenient travel options, improve connectivity and accessibility, and foster tourism in these regions.
IndiGo remains committed to exploring additional flight options to the Middle East in the future, aiming to further enhance the travel experience for its customers.
With this expansion, IndiGo solidifies its position as a prominent player in the Indian aviation industry, catering to the needs of travellers seeking efficient and affordable travel options between India and the Middle East.
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