IndiGo forays into regional markets
New Delhi: Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR – short-haul regional airliner – operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
With an aim to enhance connectivity to these cities, the airline will deploy its ATR fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft in a phased manner, it said.
“We are bringing people and places closer. We have set off on a journey into the heartland and make these connections deeper. These flights will open up a whole new market, improving the choices of air travel to millions of our fellow citizens,” airline’s President and Whole Time Director Aditya Ghosh said.
The airline has also launched introductory fares starting Rs 999 on these new routes, while bookings will open from midnight tonight. First ATR flight will commence from Hyderabad, starting December 21, 2017, it said in a statement.