Seen speaking at the launch press event covering IndiGo’s first flights to Abu Dhabi is William Boulter, CCO of IndiGo. On 15 October the carrier launched daily flights to the UAE airport from Kochi, a route flown using A320s. The airline will also add flights to Abu Dhabi from Kozhikode from 16 October, a route also flown daily.
Anoth press conference was held by IndiGo to promote its new services to Kuwait City. The airline launched daily flights from Chennai on 15 October, while routes from Ahmedabad and Kochi will begin in November. Pictured at the launch event for the flights are Michael Swiatek, Chief Planning Officer, IndiGo, and P.N.J. Kumar, CEO, Caesars Travel Group. IndiGo will face direct competition from Kuwait Airways on the 3,776-kilometre route from Chennai.
- IndiGo introduced two new destinations in the Middle East to its network on 15 October, with the airline adding flights from Chennai (MAA) to Kuwait City (KWI), while Kochi (COK) is now connected by the carrier to Abu Dhabi (AUH). The airline is planning to add more routes to these destinations in Kuwait and UAE, with the former seeing flights from Kozhikode as of 16 October, while in November IndiGo will add services from Ahmedabad and Kochi to Abu Dhabi. Both routes are already flown by existing operators. Kuwait Airways provides a five times weekly service on the 3,776-kilometre sector between Chennai and Kuwait City, while Etihad Airways and Air India Express offer 25 weekly flights between them on the 2,792-kilometre leg from Kochi to Abu Dhabi. Along with these two routes, the airline also introduced its latest domestic link from Chennai on 15 October, beginning a daily service to Surat (STV), with this becoming the airline’s eighth route to the latter airport. It is the only route launched by the operator this week that will not face direct competition. All three routes launched this week will be flown using the airline’s fleet of A320s.