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Hyderabad- Mangalore flight by Indigo efforts

Hyderabad- Mangalore flight by Indigo efforts

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 22, 2017: Low cost airline  IndiGo on Dec 21, Thursday commenced its regional jets ATR operations, with the maiden flight taking off from Hyderbad to Mangaluru.


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The first flight of the ATR plane took off from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderbad this morning to Mangaluru, the airline said in a release.

By December 2019, IndiGo, with its fleet of brand new 21 ATRs, would have connected about 15 tier-II and tier-III new cities on its network, thereby giving a big boost to regional connectivity, the airline’s president and whole-time director, Aditya Ghosh, said in a statement.

"With more ATRs joining our fleet in the months to come, we are much closer to realising the dream of the common man," he said.

"The IndiGo network will expand not only to provide connectivity between these smaller cities, but our strong network of domestic and international markets will also open up immense connectivity to and fro for these smaller markets," Ghosh said.

Elaborating on the expansion plan, IndiGo’s chief commercial officer Sanjay Kumar said on January 7 and 9, the airline will be commencing its second and third ATR operations, adding Tirupati and Rajahmundry on the network respectively.

He also announced four new domestic flights from Hyderabad, which include an additional Hyderabad-Lucknow-Hyderabad flight, a new Hyderabad-Ranchi-Hyderabad flight, an additional Hyderabad-Jaipur flight and a new Hyderabad-Jammu via Jaipur flight.

IndiGo has placed a term sheet for 50 ATR aircraft. The airline is expecting to add seven ATR flights by March 2018 and 21 ATR planes to its fleet by December 2018, the release said.

In October, the airline had announced that it would be strengthening its network in the regional markets with over 90 flights to and fro Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai, Vijayawada and Nagpur, the release added.

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Mamatha Jeethender, Bengaluru Thu, December-21-2017, 11:45
Thank to Indigo for the introduction of new flight is this route . Well it will be more convenient as not need to travel via Bengaluru
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