IndiGo soon to operate direct daily flights to Colombo

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6E to operate daily flights from Chennai, Bengaluru starting January 20, 2018             

Colombo soon to be its 8th international and 49th overall destination on 6E network

Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo (left) and Mr. Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group (right).
Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo (left) and Mr. Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group (right).

In its endeavour to expand and strengthen its growing network, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier, today shared its operational plans from Colombo.

With daily direct flights from Chennai and Bengaluru, Colombo will become IndiGo’s 8th international and 49th overall destination effective January 20, 2018.

PHOTO 01 - INDIGOWith these new flights IndiGo will also offer convenient connections to & from Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & other major Indian cities.

Both corporate and leisure passengers travelling to and from Colombo will get the opportunity to experience on-time, affordable and a hassle-free travel experience that IndiGo is synonymous with.

These new flights will further consolidate IndiGo’s position as the fastest growing airline in India with over 150 Airbus A320 and three ATR aircraft strong fleet, operating over 1000 daily flights, connecting 49 destinations w.e.f January 20, 2018.

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo

Addressing the media gathering, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “It gives us immense pleasure to add Colombo to our growing network, which will not only help us cater to the growing tourist potential of the city, but also provide affordable travel options to the Indian workforce who can now look forward to visiting the city more frequently. We are hopeful that these new flights will provide affordable and unmatchable travel experience to our passengers across the country and beyond.” “We are also delighted to partner with Hemas as our GSA partner in Sri Lanka for our sales & distribution services,” he added further.

Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group
Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group

Mr. Malinga Arsakularatne, Managing Director of Hemas Leisure Travel Aviation Group added, “We welcome IndiGo to Sri Lanka and it is indeed our great pleasure to embark on this exciting partnership. We are confident that the team at Hemas Aviation would deliver the growth ambitions of the airline. We look forward to a long-lasting and a win-win relationship with IndiGo.

The new flight schedule is as follows:

 

Flight No Departure Dept Time Arrival Arrv Time W.E.F.
6E  1201 Chennai 6:55 Colombo 8:15 20-Jan-18
6E  1202 Colombo 9:15 Chennai 11:00 20-Jan-18
6E  1203 Chennai 12:00 Colombo 13:25 20-Jan-18
6E  1206 Colombo 14:25 Bengaluru 15:55 20-Jan-18
6E  1205 Bengaluru 18:00 Colombo 19:30 20-Jan-18
6E  1204 Colombo 20:30 Chennai 21:55 20-Jan-18

Officials from IndiGo and Hemas at the media briefing.

Officials from IndiGo and Hemas at the media briefing.

 

About IndiGo : IndiGo is India’s largest airline with a market share of 39% as of November 2017. IndiGo is one of the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world (source: CAPA). IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are always low, flights that are on time, and a travel experience that is courteous and hassle-free. IndiGo, with a Technical Dispatch Reliability of 99.85% (for quarter ended June 30, 2017) has one of the best On Time Performances in India. With its fleet of 150 Airbus A320 family aircraft and 3 ATRs, the airline operates over 1000 daily flights connecting 47 destinations. IndiGo is led by its President and Whole-time Director, Aditya Ghosh and is promoted by InterGlobe Enterprises and Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, an aviation industry veteran and entrepreneur. InterGlobe Enterprises is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services‚ growing the market through innovation and service leadership. We build businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 25,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo Airlines (InterGlobe Aviation), InterGlobe Technologies, InterGlobe Hotels, InterGlobe Air Transport, InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (Advanced Pilot Training), InterGlobe Education (School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) and InterGlobe Real Estate. (www.interglobe.com).