IndiGo makes Kathmandu fifth international destination

  • IndiGo has begun daily flights between its Delhi (DEL) base and Kathmandu (KTM) in Nepal. Speaking on the achievement, Aditya Ghosh, President IndiGo, said, “Kathmandu is a key market for us and holds a lot of promise. IndiGo will continue to keep its promise of providing low fares on the New Delhi-Kathmandu-New Delhi routes as well. We hope to provide the much needed avenue for countless Indians to explore wider horizons and at the same time open up the doors to more and more overseas travellers to experience India.” Since being permitted to operate international services (after celebrating five years of domestic operations back in early August) the airline has launched routes to Bangkok (from Delhi and Mumbai), Dubai (from Delhi and Mumbai), Muscat (from just Mumbai), and Singapore (from Delhi and Mumbai). Kathmandu thus becomes the airline’s fifth international destination and the route will be the airline’s eighth international service. The Delhi – Kathmandu market is keenly contested with a total of ten daily flights shared between Air India (two), Jet Airways (two), Spicejet (two) and one each for IndiGo, Jet Lite, Kingfisher and Nepal Airlines. Meanwhile in the Indian domestic market, the most recent statistics from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for August show that IndiGo had an 18.7% share, up from 16.4% in the same month a year earlier.

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