National, August 05, 2019: Indigo, India’s leading airline, has completed 13 successful years of operations in Indian skies. Over the last one-year IndiGo has added 19 new destinations – 7 domestic and 12 international – in its network. The airline also commenced its operations into Europe with the first destination being Istanbul and 12 more countries through a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines. IndiGo also placed the largest ever single engine order in the history of aviation for CFM engines worth USD 20Bn at the Paris Air Show 2019. As a part of celebrations for the 13th anniversary, IndiGo has launched an integrated brand campaign.
IndiGo is on a mission to boost economic growth and social cohesion in the country by providing air connectivity and affordable air fares across our country and to international destinations, thereby promoting trade, tourism and mobility.
6E Network expanded operations to 9 new countries over the last one year
Over the last 13 years, IndiGo has spread its wings to 75 destinations, with 56 cities in India and 19 cities across Asia and Europe. The last year witnessed some milestone achievements like the codeshare with Turkish Airlines that aided IndiGo’s expansion into Turkey and 12 other countries in Europe as part of the agreement. Some of the recently launched international destinations included China, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and Vietnam. The airline has also enhanced connectivity within India, by launching direct connections from Tier II and III cities to metropolitans and direct flights to international destinations. Some of the recent examples include flights connecting Delhi-Agartala and Delhi-Dibrugarh and internationals connections like Amritsar-Dubai. Last one year, witnessed an aggressive international expansion with 70% new destinations on international routes.
On this momentous occasion, Mr. William Boulter Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “Our journey over the last 13 years is a testament of our commitment to making air travel accessible and affordable, thereby promoting trade, tourism and mobility, within, to and from India. I would like to thank our employees, partners and shareholders for showing this faith and working towards our mission to build the best air transportation in the world. We will continue to enhance our network to provide on-time connectivity at affordable fares, while offering a courteous and hassle-free flying experience to our customers”.
Robust talent growth to include over 25000 employees
This immense feat has been made possible with the dedication and hard work of our employees who have worked towards ensuring that every IndiGo flight is on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free. At IndiGo ifly, trainers spend a significant amount of time and effort with the right infrastructure for training our employees. They are not only well-equipped to handle any safety situation but also mentored into the best management practices. They also actively contribute to the community through volunteering activities as part of IndiGoReach.
Community work impacting 112,000 lives
IndiGo’s CSR programme, IndiGoReach, focuses on 5 key areas including Children & Education, Women Empowerment, Environment, Heritage and 6E responsibility. These programs have covered over 30 locations in 16 states, touching lives of approximately 112,000 individuals over the last 13 years.
IndiGo has been constantly working towards reducing the impact of its operations on the environment, with one of the key initiatives being induction of the ‘Neo’ aircrafts in the fleet from 2016. Early this year, 6E 303 landed at Hyderabad’s Shamshabad airport from Delhi at 0848 hrs on April 29, 2019 after being dispatched under the principle of ‘Dispatch with no destination alternate’. The airline will keep exploring newer methods of reducing its carbon footprint.
Ever since its inception in 2006, IndiGo has been a part of innumerable journeys, making air travel accessible and affordable for Indian travellers.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer low fares and on-time, courteous, hassle-free service. With its fleet of over 200 aircraft, the airline offers around 1400 daily flights and connects 56 domestic destinations and 19 international destinations.