IndiGo, India's newest low-fare domestic carrier, promoted by InterGlobe Enterprises and Mr Rakesh Gangwal, today announced the launch of its revenue operations. The first flight is scheduled to fly on August 4, 2006 from Delhi to Guwahati, with a same aircraft continuation to Imphal. IndiGo will fly on this route with a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft. Announcing the launch of operations,Mr. Rahul Bhatia, Managing Director, InterGlobe Enterprises,said, The Indian aviation sector is poised for exponential growth. With the disposable incomes of the middle class rising, the number of existing and potential passengers for each aircraft is huge. The government is also taking the required steps to improve the current infrastructure over a period of time. At IndiGo we have used the best resources to build an airline that is always affordable, cuts hassles and offers a service that is truly world class.
IndiGo, a subsidiary of InterGlobe Enterprises, today took delivery of its first brand new Airbus A320 aircraft at a special delivery ceremony organized at the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. Speaking to media persons shortly after taking delivery of the aircraft,Mr. Bruce Ashby, President and CEO,IndiGo, said, At IndiGo, we have ordered 100 brand-new Airbus A320 family aircraft, equipped with the best features money can buy, and added to that the best hardware, software, interface design & personnel from around the world. The IndiGo team used all of these resources to design processes and rules that are safe and simple and that make sense, at fares that are always affordable. Commenting on the choice of single type of aircraft, IndiGos secret for staying affordable is to focus on doing one thing, and doing it well. Thats why we have ordered one type of airplane brand-new Airbus A320s; serving one type of route intra-India, with one type of fare affordable, and one type of service honest and professional. IndiGo is our largest customer in India, and we look forward to the airlines successful expansion with our aircraft, saidChristian Streiff, Airbus President and CEO. India is a very important market for Airbus and with the low-cost model gaining popularity, airlines like IndiGo are set to revolutionise the growth in air travel in the region he added. In addition to the first aircraft being introduced in July 2006, IndiGo will introduce a new A320-232 aircraft every month during the remainder of 2006, and nine more aircraft in 2007. By December 2007, IndiGos fleet will comprise of a total of 15 aircraft.
IndiGo, has joined forces with eSpherical.comInc. to provide mobile airline booking and payment for its customers with GPRS-capable mobile phones or mobile PDAs. Speaking on this initiative,Mr. Bruce Ashby, President and CEO,IndiGo, said, IndiGo is the first airline in India to offer this simple and efficient way to book for our customers who are on the go. IndiGo is all about designing a travel experience that is simple and straightforward. Mobile booking is just one of the many things that we are doing to achieve that goal, and we are sure that our customers will appreciate it. The mobile booking service is available athttp://mobile.goindigo.in.