For the past few months, IndiGo has ramped up its international operations by adding quite a few new international flights.
- IndiGo adds flights to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai and Delhi as well as to Jeddah from Mumbai
- IndiGo adds flights to Kuala Lumpur from Chennai and Doha from Mumbai
- IndiGo adds flights to Hong Kong from Kolkata
- IndiGo adds two more frequencies on Delhi-Kathmandu route
IndiGo temporarily suspended flights to Doha from Ahmedabad and Trivandrum but will re-start flights from August 6, 2019. Also, IndiGo keeps on pushing back the launch of second daily Delhi-Istanbul flight and the first flight is now scheduled for September 5, 2019.
Additionally, IndiGo announced the launch of Mumbai-Dammam flights and even opened booking for the same. Due to delay in regulatory approvals, IndiGo has indefinitely postponed the launch and closed bookings for the same. Chengdu which was announced as a new international destination a while back seems to be stuck in regulatory approvals as no timetable/first flight date is announced yet.
Both IndiGo and SpiceJet managed to bag a lion’s share of the temporary Jet Airways bilateral rights which were distributed to Indian carriers. Using those, IndiGo has further expanded its international presence by launching the following new flights.
Mumbai – Dubai
From July 25, 2019, IndiGo will add a third daily frequency on the Mumbai – Dubai route with the following schedule,
6E083 BOM1230 – 1405DXB 320 D
6E084 DXB1505 – 2005BOM 320 D
The schedule is similar to 9W 536/5.
Mumbai – Kuwait
From August 5, 2019, IndiGo will add a daily Mumbai-Kuwait flight with the following schedule,
6E1766 BOM0530 – 0710KWI 320 D
6E1767 KWI0810 – 1430BOM 320 D
Delhi – Jeddah
From July 25, 2019, IndiGo will add a daily Delhi-Jeddah flight with the following schedule,
6E1839 DEL2200 – 0210(+1 day)JED 320 D
6E1841 JED0300 – 1115DEL 320 D
In addition to the above flights to Middle-East, from July 25, 2019, IndiGo will add a daily Delhi-Dhaka flight with the following schedule,
6E1861 DEL1325 – 1610DAC 320 D
6E1862 DAC1705 – 1855DEL 320 D
The schedule is similar to 9W 272.
IndiGo, at the beginning of this year, said 50% of their expansion in 2019 would be from international routes, and this is just a bonus for them, not having to create the market but land it due to another player vacating the market. Let’s see when are the new flights which were announced earlier but seem to have stuck for some reason, are launched.