Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced that it will start 38 new domestic flights in September 2021 to improve the accessibility between metros and tier-2 or tier-3 cities.
IndiGo will operate new flights between Raipur-Pune while restarting flights between;
- Lucknow- Raipur
Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, IndiGo in a statement said
“We are pleased to add 38 new flights to strengthen our domestic network. These flights will cater to the increased demand for travel and improve accessibility between metro and tier 2/3 cities.”
“Strengthening connectivity between eastern, western, northern, and southern regions, increased accessibility will also promote trade and commerce. We will continue to offer new routes as per the travel demand across various sectors.”
It is our endeavor to consistently provide our signature on-time, courteous, and hassle-free service at affordable fares, across our unparalleled 6E network,” he further added.
These flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travelers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options, said the airline.
Running At Full Capacity By Dec 2021
Last week the airline said that it is aiming at running at full capacity domestically and is targeting just over two-thirds in international routes as the virus pandemic eases and people start traveling more.
“Things are improving slowly,” Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta told while speaking to Bloomberg Television adding that it was “hard not to be bullish as traffic is going up.”
He said the current load factor for the airline is around 70% and yields are likely to rise incoming.
Start Flight Operation From Gwalior and Bareilly
Recently, IndiGo has started flight operations from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, and launched direct connections from Gwalior to Delhi and Indore.
Moreover, in August IndiGo added Bareilly as the 68th domestic destination on the 6E network.
The new non-stop connections will augment the commercial opportunities not only in Bareilly, but the city also becomes a gateway for nearby destinations like Nainital, Ranikhet, Rudrapur, and other tourist and business areas.
Bareilly will now be connected to other destinations on IndiGo’s network through nonstop services to Bengaluru and Mumbai.