Indigo ATR Flights Meeting Regional Connectivity

Indigo, the largest Indian carrier in terms of market share, has begun boosting the regional connectivity of Tier II and Tier III cities within India. As a part of this initiative, it has procured smaller ATR airplanes and launched the first flight using ATR plane from Hyderabad to Mangalore on December 20, 2017.
Recently, it has also launched ATR flights from Rajamahendravarman (formerly Rajamundry) to Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. These flights will begin operation from December 22. The frequency of these flights would be 2 flights daily from Rajamahendravarman to Hyderabad and 1 daily from Rajamahendravarman to Bengaluru and Chennai.
The airline has plan to add 21 ATR planes to its fleet by 2019 and add 90 flights connecting 15 smaller towns and cities. This will pave the way for better air connectivity of these cities with the other domestic and international cities on its network.


Indigo Will Have to Operate from Terminal 1 and 2 of Delhi Airport

In a blow to Indigo airlines, its assertion that partial movement of its flights from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 of the Delhi will cause inconvenience to the passengers and that DIAL has not been reasonable in asking it to make the shift, the Delhi High Court has ruled that taking care of passengers inconvenience is as much the responsibility of DIAL as well. The Court has asked Indigo to comply with the DIAL order as the existing capacity of the Terminal has been utilised and the airline has plan to have more capacity.
Indigo will now have to shift some of its operations to the new Terminal. In doing so, the existing low cost structure would be hit as additional costs would have to be incurred. The airline is required to make arrangements to shift some of its flights to Terminal 2 and begin operating these by first week of January 2018.
Passengers are requested to check whether their flights arrives/departs to/from Terminal 1 or 2, and also be prepared for some inadvertent increase in fares.