IndiGo, celebrating its eighth birthday this week, has added a new non-stop service from its Hyderabad (HYD) base. On 3 August, the Indian LCC launched daily services using its 180-seat A320s on the 665-kilometre route to Indore (IDR), the largest city in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Competition is provided by SpiceJet, who also operate the route daily but with Q400 turboprops. This brings to 15 the number of destinations served by IndiGo from Hyderabad, 14 of which are domestic points, plus Dubai in the UAE. The airline already serves Indore from Mumbai (thrice-daily), as well as daily from Delhi, Nagpur and Raipur. Hyderabad is Indigo’s fifth biggest base with 265 weekly departures. This compares with 649 at Delhi, 524 in Mumbai, 327 in Kolkata and 303 in Bengaluru.
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