IndiGo has announced a massive international expansion strategy adding flights to six new destinations across Asia and Africa. The Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) will add 174 new weekly flights between June and September 2023.
The expansion is part of IndiGo’s strategy of moving ‘towards New Heights and Across New Frontiers’ under its new CEO, Pieter Elbers, who joined ten months ago.
The addition of these new destinations, direct flight routes, enhanced flight frequencies, and strategic codeshare partnerships will help the airline expand its footprint across four continents, with Africa and Central Asia being penetrated for the first time, Elbers said in a release.
From late July / early August, IndiGo will connect Nairobi, Kenya and Jakarta, Indonesia, with direct flights from Mumbai. Also in August, the airline will commence flights to Tbilisi, Georgia and Baku, Azerbaijan, followed by flights from Delhi to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September. It will also resume daily operations from Delhi to Hong Kong in August and increase frequencies between Mumbai-Dhaka in the same month. The airline will commence exclusive flights from Bhubaneshwar to Singapore and Bangkok from June 2023.
The network expansion will increase IndiGo’s international operations to 32 destinations and the airline’s connections to 78 domestic destinations.
With its codeshare connections via Turkish Airlines, IndiGo currently offers connectivity to 32 European destinations via Istanbul and will soon offer connectivity to North America, closing final regulatory approvals.