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Thursday, 21 December, 2017, 14 : 30 PM [IST]

IndiGo commences ATR operations in Hyderabad

In its effort to build a robust air transportation network in India, IndiGo, announced the commencement of its ATR operations in Hyderabad. The inaugural ATR flight will operate on Hyderabad-Mangalore sector starting December 21, 2017. While talking to media today in Hyderabad, Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “Following the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote regional connectivity through UDAN, IndiGo is proud to announce the addition of brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft to its 149 aircraft strong fleet and offer connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities of India.
“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,” he added.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, while elaborating on IndiGo’s expansion plan said, “On January 7 and 9, 2018, IndiGo is commencing its second and third ATR operations, adding Tirupati and Rajahmundry on IndiGo’s 6E 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 and a new Hyderabad – Jammu via Jaipur flight on December 21. And two international flights which include Hyderabad – Doha - Hyderabad on December 21 and Hyderabad – Sharjah - Hyderabad commencing on December 29, 2017. “These additional flights have helped IndiGo in achieving 1,000 flights a day mark in December 2017, making it the only Indian airline to operate as many flights in a day,” he added further.
IndiGo has placed a term sheet for 50 ATR aircraft. The airline is expecting to add 7 ATR flights by March 2018 and 21 ATR planes to its fleet by December 2018.
IndiGo in October 2017 had announced strengthening its network in the regional markets with over 90 flights to and fro Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai, Vijayawada and Nagpur.

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