IndiGo serves up seven new routes

A lamp lighting ceremony was held at Hyderabad Airport on 21 December to celebrate the launch of IndiGo ATR 72-600 operations. The carrier used its new turboprop to launch services between Hyderabad and Mangalore. It will also deploy the aircraft type on its new services from Chennai to Mangalore and from Hyderabad to Nagpur. The four other routes launched by IndiGo in late December are operated by A320s.

  • IndiGo began services on seven new routes in late December, including four new links from Hyderabad (HYD). On 21 December the carrier commenced flights from Chennai (MAA) to Mangalore (IXE), from Kochi (COK) to Doha (DOH), and from Hyderabad to Doha, Mangalore and Nagpur (NAG). On 29 December the Indian airline also launched services to Sharjah (SHJ) from both Hyderabad and Lucknow (LKO). All of the new routes will be operated with daily frequencies, and IndiGo faces direct competition from incumbent carriers on four of the airport pairs. The sector lengths vary from 435 kilometres to 3,106 kilometres, with an average sector length of 1,813 kilometres. The Hyderabad-Managlore route became the first to be operated by the carrier’s new ATR 72-600s.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
21-Dec Chennai (MAA) Mangalore (IXE) ATR7 (7)  
Hyderabad (HYD) Doha (DOH) A320 (7) Qatar Airways (7)
Mangalore (IXE) ATR7 (7) SpiceJet (7)
Nagpur (NAG) ATR7 (7)  
Kochi (COK) Doha (DOH) A320 (7) Qatar Airways (11), Jet Airways (7), Air India Express (4)
29-Dec Hyderabad (HYD) Sharjah (SHJ) A320 (7) Air Arabia (7)
Lucknow (LKO) A320 (7)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 2 January 2018. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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