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IndiGo strengthens connectivity to Thailand, Infra News, ET Infra


In a move to strengthen its international connectivity, IndiGo has announced additional flights between Mumbai and Phuket and the resumption of operations between Bengaluru and Phuket.

With these flights, IndiGo will now operate 56 weekly flights from 5 airports in India to Thailand. The additional flights between Mumbai-Phuket will start with effect from January 05 and operate 6 days a week. The flights between Bengaluru-Phuket will commence with effect from February 28, 2024.

According to Indigo, this expansion is strategically timed to meet the travel demands of customers who wish to travel abroad during the year-end holidays and will provide an extensive range of travel options for both leisure and business travellers.

Domestic airlines reported 406 instances of aircraft malfunctioning in Jan-Nov 2023: Govt data

From January to November 2023, IndiGo reported 233 instances of aircraft malfunctioning, while SpiceJet reported 44 such cases. Air India reported 52 instances of malfunctioning of aircraft, followed by the now-grounded Go First (22), Akasa Air (20), AirAsia (India) Ltd (15), Vistara (13), Fly Big (5) and BlueDart Aviation (2). In 2022, these airlines had reported 542 instances of malfunctioning of aircraft.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of new flights connecting India to Thailand, reinforcing our commitment to increasing global connectivity from India. Thailand has always been amongst the sought-after destinations known for its tropical beaches, shopping, entertainment, and ornate temples,” said Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo. “With the addition of these flights, IndiGo will connect India to Thailand 56 times a week; taking our weekly flights between Mumbai and Phuket to 13 and Bengaluru and Phuket to 6. IndiGo remains committed to providing affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences across an extensive network for our valued customers,” he added.

Thailand is one of the top travel destinations in the world because of its stunning scenery and dynamic culture. The introduction of these flights will further bolster the airline’s international connectivity.

IndiGo is amongst the fastest-growing low-cost carriers in the world. With its fleet of 330 plus aircraft, the airline is operating 2000 plus daily flights and connecting 85 domestic destinations and 32 international destinations.

  • Published On Dec 14, 2023 at 04:06 PM IST

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