IndiGo has been actively adding a range of new domestic flights, albeit temporary, for now, using Jet Airways slots. They have added quite a few international flights, especially to Saudi Arabia, taking advantage of the recent increase in bilateral rights.
- IndiGo launched 11 new flights from Mumbai Terminal 2
- Massive expansion by IndiGo from Mumbai and Delhi
- IndiGo adds Jeddah, Dammam, Abu Dhabi flights from Mumbai
IndiGo started daily flights to Kuala Lumpur from Delhi & Bangalore from November 15, 2018. Well, IndiGo has further expanded their presence at Kuala Lumpur by adding two daily flights from Chennai in a single go. This is the first-time IndiGo has started an international route with 2x daily flights on the same day.
From July 15, 2019, IndiGo will start 2x daily Chennai-Kuala Lumpur flights with the following schedule,
6E1815 MAA05:05 – 11:30KUL 320 D
6E1816 KUL12:30 – 13:40MAA 320 D
6E1817 MAA17:45 – 00:30(+1 day)KUL 320 D
6E1818 KUL01:30 – 03:00MAA 320 D
IndiGo is offering inaugural fares of INR 8k one-way economy on Chennai-Kuala Lumpur route.
Chennai-Kuala Lumpur is served 2x daily by AirAsia, 2x daily by Malaysia Airlines and daily by Batik Air. AirAsia India made their international foray, sort of clear, with the last two aircraft that they have inducted in their fleet, VT-KUL and VT-BKK.
IndiGo has also announced a second daily frequency on Mumbai-Doha route from July 5, 2019. The schedule for the flight is,
6E1719 BOM1840 – 2000DOH 320 D
6E1718 DOH2100 – 0310(+1 day)BOM 320 D
The Mumbai-Doha flight looks temporary as it is available for reservations only till October 26, 2019, i.e. till the end of Summer schedule 2019. IndiGo is further cementing its position as the largest Indian airline at Doha with this new flight.
IndiGo said that 50% of the expansion in 2019 would be from international growth, and this is just a start. They have many more destinations lined up, including flights to China and Hanoi this year.