IndiGo, the award-winning low-fare airline that is redefining the airline business in India, took the delivery of its 25th A320 aircraft on the opening day of the Hyderabad Air Show, India Aviation 2010. The delivered aircraft is powered by IAE engines. The delivery ceremony was presided over by Honourable Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel. Speaking on this grand occasion,Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo, said, We are delighted with the delivery of the brand new Airbus A320 aircraft into our existing robust fleet. Airbus has been IndiGos partner in growth and success since its launch in India, in 2006. In line with this aircraft delivery, IndiGo reinforces its commitment to affordable, hassle free air travel for passengers in India.On behalf of the entire team at IndiGo, we thank Hon'ble Minister Praful Patel for supportingIndiGo, and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank our travel industry partners andpassengers, who make us who we are!" IndiGos steady and impressive growth is symbolic of the energy and dynamism of the Indian aviation sector. It is fitting that as the aviation sector begins to gain momentum, the Airbus A320 really is the aircraft of choice for both operators and passengers. The A320 has unparalleled reliability and operating economics, and offers passengers the most comfortable cabin of any single aisle aircraft, said Dr. Kiran Rao, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Contracts, Airbus. Airbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings.
IndiGo, the award-winning low-fare airline that is redefining the airline business in India, has been awarded by BIAL in recognition of the airlines outstanding contribution in airside safety at the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). This is IndiGos second recognition for airside safety, in line with the Safety Excellence Award that the airline received by GMR in 2009. BIAL had launched Safety at Work, a robust safety program at the Bangalore International Airport from 4th January to 3rd February 2010.This month long safety drive was meticulously executed, to monitor and educate airlines and the on-ground staff about safety at airside (Ramp). IndiGo was chosen as the best airline for following safety norms stringently to perfection, during this month. The categories for which IndiGo was honored were the following: Best Company Identified for Safety Practices followed during Turn Around Audits Best CompanyforImplementing Standard FOD Practices Best Supervisor for Safety Awareness Best Marshaller for Safety Awareness Awareness on FOD Service Provider Best Pushback OperatorService Provider Proper Disposal of FODService Provider Speaking on the grand occasion,Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo, said We at IndiGo feel absolutely delighted to receive this recognition and strongly believe that this award is recognition of the consistent effort & commitment by all our IndiGo employees to safety. Safety is paramount to us at IndiGo led by the constant efforts of our Safety and Corporate Learning Departments. Ghosh added,"On behalf of the entire team at IndiGo, I accept this award with great humility and we thank Bangalore International Airport for the recognition. IndiGo has been able to maintain its impressive operational efficiency, which is achieved through excellent operational planning, faster turnarounds and well-coordinated efforts among all operating groups.