IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier today took delivery of its sixth brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from Airbus in Toulouse, France. IndiGo will operate this aircraft to commence daily services from Kolkata to Mumbai and back, and from Kolkata to Jaipur and back, from January 5, 2007. Speaking to media persons shortly after taking delivery of the aircraft,Mr. Bruce Ashby, President and CEO, IndiGo,said, Within a span of five months of launching IndiGos revenue operations, we have taken delivery of our sixth Airbus A320 aircraft. We will use this aircraft to introduce new services between Kolkata and Mumbai and Kolkata and Jaipur, enhancing the route network for our passengers. We are confident that providing customers with affordable fares, on-time flights and a hassle-free experience is a winning formula. We believe IndiGo has brought new low fare travel alternatives for its customers. He further added. IndiGo will take delivery of an additional 9 A320 aircraft next year, taking the fleet size to 15 by the end of 2007. IndiGo serves Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Imphal, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Vadodara with its first six aircraft. IndiGo proposes to serve approximately 30 Indian cities by 2010, with a fleet of approximately 40 A320s. IndiGos sixth aircraft comes brand new from the Airbus factory, in the same configuration as its first five aircraft. Using one type of aircraft is consistent with IndiGos focus on doing one thing and doing it well. This ensures that IndiGo stays affordable, always. IndiGo has chosen a spacious layout for its A320-200 with specially designed passenger seats that provide additional legroom and large overhead bins, allowing for maximum passenger comfort. The aircraft has a single-class seating configuration of 180 customers.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, today announced that it has received CAT-III approval from the DGCA to operate in fog conditions. With over 40% of its pilots already trained to operate in low visibility conditions, IndiGo will be able to maintain significantly better operations during the fog season this winter. Speaking on the upgraded capability,Mr. Bruce Ashby, President and CEO, IndiGo,said, "We had a plan to have CAT-III approval and over 40% of our pilots trained to operate in fog conditions by December 15th. We met that goal but we are doing more to ensure smooth operations during this fog season, with additional IndiGo pilots completing CAT-III training over the next three weeks. All of our brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft are already equipped with CAT-III equipment and CAT-III training is part of our standard pilot training. IndiGo is a low-cost airline, but we do not spare expense or effort when it comes to getting our flights out on time, he further added. When flights are delayed, we notify our passengers by SMS or a phone call at the contact number they provide when they make their reservations. For passengers affected by fog delays, IndiGo provides refreshments free of charge at the Delhi airport. Information on potential flight delays can be obtained from IndiGos website,www.goindigo.in, or from IndiGos call centre, (0) 99 10 38 38 38 or Toll free 1 800 180 38 38. Commenting on the details of CAT-III operations, Ashby said operating in CAT-III mode, trained IndiGo pilots can depart and arrive when visibility is 200 metres or more, as opposed to 500 metres in CAT-I, or normal operations. This capability will significantly minimize delays.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, today announced new non-stop daily services between Jaipur and Kolkata, commencing January 5, 2007 adding to its current daily services between Jaipur and Delhi and Jaipur and Mumbai.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, recently started daily non-op services between Delhi and Goa and Delhi and Jaipur, and today announced the opening of bookings for a new non-stop daily service between Delhi and Kolkata commencing February 3, 2007.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, today announced new non-stop daily services between Mumbai and Kolkata, commencing January 5, 2007, as well as new non-stop daily services between Mumbai and Chennai, commencing February 3, 2007.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, today announced new non-stop daily services between Kolkata and Jaipur and Kolkata and Mumbai, commencing January 5, 2007, as well as new non-stop daily services between Kolkata and Delhi and Kolkata and Chennai, commencing February 3, 2007.
IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, today announced new non-stop daily services between Chennai and Kolkata and between Chennai and Mumbai, commencing February 3, 2007.