Thursday, June 22, 2006

InterGlobe to launch IndiGo in August

Bangalore: InterGlobe Entreprises — is gearing up to launch its budget carrier. IndiGo Airlines will be launched after the company gets “pending approvals” from the government by the end of July, comapny officials said.
“As we had said earlier, we will be launching our airline in the first week of August after taking the delivery of the first A-320 in July.” an IndiGo Airline spokesperson said.
An industry source said that InterGlobe managing director Rahul Bhatia and the company’s vice-president, human resources, were doing the rounds of Guwahati, Pune and Bangalore to recruit airline staff.
The airline, which is jointly promoted by Rakesh Gangwal and Bhatia, has drawn up ambitious plans to enter the aviation sector with 100 aircraft.
Also, as per unconfirmed information Kingfisher Airlines has already lost a senior executive to IndiGo.
21/06/06 Praveena Sharma/Daily News & Analysis