Tuesday, August 01, 2006

IndiGo to fly from Aug. 4

New Delhi: Embarking upon ambitious plans of carrying five lakh passengers by this year-end with a fleet of six Airbus A-320 aircraft, the latest entrant in the Indian skies, IndiGo, on Monday announced the launch of its inaugural flight on August 4.
"By the end of this year we will have six Airbus A-320 aircraft operating to 12 destinations. Our aim is to have a total of 15 aircraft by the end of next year and carry 35 lakh passengers with over 25,000 departures,'' IndiGo President and CEO Bruce Ashby said here while announcing the launch of the revenue operations of the airline.
He said the airline's maiden flight would be operated on the Delhi-Guwahati sector with introductory one-way fares starting from Rs. 2,594. The low cost carrier, which had announced earlier orders of 100 aircraft from Airbus over a period of ten years, is taking the loan and equity route to finance the acquisition of its first six aircraft.
Mr. Ashby said the airline would introduce a new A-320-232 aircraft every month during the remainder of this year.
01/08/06 The Hindu