The Sunday Leader

India’s largest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, flies to Sri Lanka

In its endeavour to expand and strengthen its growing network, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier, today shared its operational plans from Colombo. With daily direct flights from Chennai and Bengaluru, Colombo will become IndiGo’s 8th international and 49th overall destination effective January 20, 2018.

With these new flights IndiGo will also offer convenient connections to & from Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & other major Indian cities. Both corporate and leisure passengers travelling to and from Colombo will get the opportunity to experience on-time, affordable and a hassle-free travel experience that IndiGo is synonymous with. These new flights will further consolidate IndiGo’s position as the fastest growing airline in India with over 150 Airbus A320 and three ATR aircraft strong fleet, operating over 1000 daily flights, connecting 49 destinations w.e.f January 20, 2018.

Addressing the media gathering, Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “It gives us immense pleasure to add Colombo to our growing network, which will not only help us cater to the growing tourist potential of the city, but also provide affordable travel options to the Indian workforce who can now look forward to visiting the city more frequently. We are hopeful that these new flights will provide affordable and unmatchable travel experience to our passengers across the country and beyond.” “We are also delighted to partner with Hemas as our GSA partner in Sri Lanka for our sales & distribution services,” he added further.

Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group added, “We welcome IndiGo to Sri Lanka and it is indeed our great pleasure to embark on this exciting partnership. We are confident that the team at Hemas Aviation would deliver the growth ambitions of the airline. We look forward to a long-lasting and a win-win relationship with IndiGo.”

IndiGo is India’s largest airline with a market share of 39% as of November 2017. IndiGo is one of the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world (source: CAPA). IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are always low, flights that are on time, and a travel experience that is courteous and hassle-free. IndiGo, with a Technical Dispatch Reliability of 99.85% (for quarter ended June 30, 2017) has one of the best On Time Performances in India. With its fleet of 150 Airbus A320 family aircraft and 3 ATRs, the airline operates over 1000 daily flights connecting 47 destinations.

IndiGo is led by its President and Whole-time Director, Aditya Ghosh and is promoted by InterGlobe Enterprises and Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, an aviation industry veteran and entrepreneur. InterGlobe Enterprises is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services‚ growing the market through innovation and service leadership. We build businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 25,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo Airlines (InterGlobe Aviation), InterGlobe Technologies, InterGlobe Hotels, InterGlobe Air Transport, InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (Advanced Pilot Training), InterGlobe Education (School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) and InterGlobe Real Estate.

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