IndiGo to start Dubai flights from September

15 Jun 2011

(MENAFN) IndiGo’s president, Aditya Ghosh, said that from September, the Indian carrier would launch its international flights to Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore, reported Emirates 24/7.

Ghosh added that in order to serve these destinations it would deploy eight to nine planes, moreover, by December of next year, it would enlarge its fleet to 60 aircrafts from its current 39.

He also said that IndiGo consented to buy 180 aircrafts from Airbus for USD15.6 billion driven by the increasing demand in Asia’s third largest economy. The deal was considered the largest jet order in the history of commercial aviation.

It is worth noting that IndiGo is the third largest domestic carrier in India, with about a fifth of the market share behind Jet Airways and Kingfisher, it is owned by InterGlobe Enterprises and industry veteran Rakesh Gangwal, a former chief executive of US Airways.

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