Recognizing IndiGos contribution to the Indian aviation sector and the nations overall GDP, NDTV Profit has conferred the prestigious NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2010 to the countrys youngest and fastest growing airline. This award marks IndiGos continued success in the Indian skies, and the strategy that has defined its unmatched performance in the region. Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo,received the award from the Honble Union Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, at a gala event in Mumbai today. The prestigious jury, comprising industry stalwarts, such as Dr. Prannoy Roy, Chairman, NDTV, Kalpana Morparia, CEO, JP Morgan India, and Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, HSBC India, among others, recognized and honored organizations and business leaders who have played a significant role in shaping the Indian economy. The objective of the awards was to salute leaders who have fuelled India's journey to the forefront of the world economy, in an ethical manner. On receiving the award,Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo,said, We feel absolutely delighted to be recognized for all the unrelenting effort that the IndiGo team puts in. We are the youngest airline in this country and to be included in such an august gathering of business leaders is a great feeling. This is special in many ways being chosen amongst the entire industry, winning it second year in a row and receiving it from none other than the Finance Minister, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee! Mr. Ghosh added, I accept this award on behalf of each and every member of team IndiGo, whose passion and commitment are the key reasons for making us who we are. We are proud to have redefined Indian aviation. But we have a long way to go and we will continue to work hard to achieve even higher standards of excellence. And we are grateful to our customers and travel partners for their constant support and encouragement! The NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards have had been instituted to award organizational excellence, and promise to acknowledge the brightest Indian organizations that have emerged leaders in their respective verticals. The judging process was divided into 6 stages such as:Finalization of award categories, Collation of Nomination Universe, Filter Nominees rank short listed entities, Define parameters and assigning weights, Questionnaire Rollout,Nomination Process Review & Jury Meeting Preparation and Evaluation by Jury. In the final stage, a renowned jury debated over the nominees companies and identified the winners. Along with the NDTV Profit team, the business process advisors decided on the final list of award verticals across domains. The basis of deciding the verticals was to include the high growth industries that form a significant part of India's GDP. A total of around 900 companies were screened and IndiGo was shortlisted as a nominee in the category of aviation.
Globally established fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, and stylist Ambika Pillai, have partnered to give IndiGo, Indias largest low-fare carrier, a chic, new look. The cabin crew of Indias coolest airline is all set to don an international look with their deep blue tunic and IndiGo blue hats! The well-styled, clean cut tunic has been designed by none other thanRajesh Pratap Singh, who has given Indian designs the perfect international touch, making his clothing line one of the most popular ones in the fashion fraternity today. Somewhere between tennis and a shirt dress, the tunic is bi-color navy with a highlight of indigo on the belt. Functional and timeless elegance, the new uniform is "No nonsense" in line with the spirit of the airline. Literally, to top it all is the use of a hat for the very first time in India. Its an IndiGo blue hat with the IndiGo cabin crew wings proudly displayed on it. Subtle style and graphic elements have been used. Style lines have been used keeping in mind comfort and stretch for the ease of movement. Various technical functional requirements of the in-flight environment have been incorporated. BeforeRajesh Pratapembarked on creating this masterpiece, design inputs were taken from in-flight crew and senior management to create a single piece garment to address the identified "on the job" requirements. No multiple layers. A single garment, light and easy. Delighted with the final product,Rajesh Pratap Singhsaid, "It has been a pleasure working with a super professional organization such as IndiGo. We have tried to give our best keeping the requirements and the spirit of the airline in mind." He added, One thing I can say with experience - they really take their motto On-Time is a Wonderful Thing seriously! I sincerely hope Team IndiGo enjoys their new uniform. Once the uniform was ready, celebrity hair and makeup artistAmbika Pillaiwho has groomed models, Bollywood celebrities, fashion designers, and has won multiple awards for her commendable achievements was brought in to give the crew a new global look that reflected new India and its global aspirations.Ambikatranslated the look of the models featured in the recent IndiGo TV commercial made by Weiden+Kennedy onto the flight attendants. Ambika Pillaihas broken ground this time by coming up with a standard and unique IndiGo look for all the girls with a set short hair style. This is a pioneering effort that has never been done before in keeping with the high standards that IndiGo has set since its inception four years ago. The makeup is a beautiful pink and brick red color on the lips and nails makes a remarkable statement and the eyes are nude with a pull out liner, thus creating an entirely new look for the IndiGo cabin crew. Ambika Pillaihas had a long-standing association with IndiGo since she was involved in creating the original look as well at the launch of IndiGo four years ago. Commenting on her association with IndiGo, she said It is always such fun to work with the IndiGo team. I am so happy to be back! IndiGo is known for its consistency and professionalism but they are always open to new ideas. This new look is truly global. Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo, said, We are very excited with the new look. I am confident that our guests will love it too. Its a reflection of the new India, which is confident and comfortable with its roots and has global aspirations. Our employees are the finest in the business and they deserve every bit of this classic and elegant cool look. Rajesh and Ambika have done a phenomenal job. You look at the girls in the new uniform and cant help but just say Wow! All-in-all, the new uniform, the hats and look oozes oomph and yet is classy, elegant and uber-cool! Indias coolest airline now has Indias hottest looking crew! As Indias coolest and fastest growing airline, IndiGo has constantly re-defined the standards in the airline business, and the brand new uniform is a reflection of the cool, chic image that customers and partners associate the airline with. For IndiGo, the uniform re-vamp is yet another effort to enhance the entire customer experience courteous, hassle free and cool. Associated with crisp advertising campaigns, widest range of food items amongst any domestic airline, fun packaging, irresistible in-flight merchandise, and innovations such as Q busters and boarding ramps, IndiGo has constantly focused on new initiatives to make domestic travel a worthwhile deal for Indian travelers. As the youngest, yet fastest growing airline in India, IndiGo has flown over 21 million passengers in four years.
After bagging the prestigiousSkytrax World Airline Award for being the best low cost airline of India & Central Asia at the World Airline Awards, IndiGo marks a double milestone this year by winning accolades from theTravel Agents Association of India (TAAI) for being the Best Domestic Low Cost Service Airline for the Year 2010.One of the most reputed awards in the industry today, the TAAI Travel Awards honor and recognize the contribution made by the airlines, hotels spas, technology providers, and tourism organizations. IndiGos winning streak reflects the confidence that travel agencies and our customers have in its operations and performance. Accepting the TAAI award,Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo,said, We sincerely appreciate this recognition and the faith that the travel agency community have bestowed upon us. We value the contribution of our travel partners in making us the fastest growing airline in the country. Their strong endorsement and supporthas helped IndiGo carry over 21 million satisfied customers in our 48 months of operations. I hope that as we grow and continue to work together, our travel partners will feel good about their association with IndiGo and profit from it too! Continuing its successful journey in the Indian skies, IndiGo is further enhancing its customer experience through the induction of 28th new A320 into its fleet, and the launch of six new flights on its network. Indias largest low-fare carrier will operate its seven daily non-stop services from Delhi-Mumbai, and two daily non-stop services between Mumbai - Nagpur, and Mumbai -Goa. The new flights will provide increased frequencies on the routes and offer greater travel options for its customers. Commencing one day after Independence Day, on August 16, the new services will further consolidate IndiGosposition as the fastest growing airline in India, with its 188 flights connecting 22 destinations across the nation. Speaking on the addition of new routes to its services,Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo,said, Having flown over 21 million passengers and over 150,000 flights since launch, IndiGo has achieved immense support and encouragement from all across the network, and continues to show steady growth. It gives me immense pleasure in announcing these new frequencies from Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, and Nagpur, which will provide even more flexibility of choice for our customers, and connect these destinations across India. In keeping with its promise of courteous and hassle free service at low fares, along with its stellar on on-time performance and convenient schedules, IndiGo serves a wide range of food and beverage items and also offers an attractive collection of desirable in-flight merchandise for sale at compelling prices. It also gives its passengers the freedom to pre-assign seats and select seats with extra legroom and avoid check-in lines with the use of Q-busters.