IndiGo to connect Hubli to Goa and Kochi from June in a bid to consolidate southern market
IndiGo will also operate additional flights between Hubli-Chennai, Hubli- Bengaluru and Hubli-Ahmedabad with Airbus A320, starting 1 July
Mumbai: Budget carrier IndiGo today said it will commence flight services from next month to Hubli from Goa and Kochi from next month, using an ATR plane. The launch of these services to Hubli from 28 June, which will be the airline's 52nd destination, is aimed at consolidating IndiGo's position further in the southern India market, a release said.
The low cost carrier will also operate additional flights between Hubli-Chennai, Hubli- Bengaluru and Hubli-Ahmedabad with Airbus A320, starting 1 July, it added.
The Gurugram-headquartered low cost carrier currently operates 1,086 flights per day to to 50 destinations including eight international ones with a fleet of 160 planes, which includes regional jets ATR.
It has already announced Trichy as its 51st destination, which it plans to connect with Bengaluru and Kochi from 1 June.
"We are pleased to add Hubli on IndiGo network, as it is an important commercial centre and a tourist destination of north Karnataka. With rising business and tourism stemming from the southern hubs, IndiGo is looking at providing affordable fares on these new routes for its customers," IndiGo chief commercial officer Sanjay Kumar said.
The introduction of these flights will further strengthen airlines ATR operations, and will provide enhanced connectivity between Hubli and other key cities, IndiGo said adding it has offered an all-inclusive fare starting from Rs 1,299 for the new flights.
India is a most under-penetrated market compared to, say, China, Brazil, says IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh.
The carrier had earlier too placed orders of 100 A-320s in 2005 and another 180 A-320 neos in 2011 worth about $11 billion, which was the largest-ever at that time.
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