IndiGo, India's largest airline by market share, on Thursday announced 14 new flights to its network starting from next month, between May 1 and May 6, taking the total number of flights operated to 759.
The flights will commence on routes including Bengaluru to Ahmedabad, Kolkata to Hyderabad, Bengaluru to Jaipur, Chennai to Kochi and also the third non-stop daily flight between Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, and the fourth non-stop daily flight between Kolkata and Hyderabad, PTI quoted an IndiGo statement as saying.
The budget carrier will also commence the third non-stop daily flight between Kochi and Chennai, and Jaipur and Bengaluru from next Monday.
Later, from May 6, IndiGo will introduce the third non-stop daily flight between Delhi and Jaipur, the fifth non-stop daily flight between Srinagar and Delhi and the sixth non-stop daily flight between Delhi and Srinagar, PTI added.
Interglobe Aviation, the owner of IndiGo, will be declaring its fourth quarter results on Friday.
The news comes within a week of another budget carrier, SpiceJet, announcing three new flights and six new frequencies to its summer schedule, taking its operations to 306 daily flights from 240 flights operated last summer, according to SpiceJet website.
The Ajay Singh-promoted airline launched direct flights for Mumbai-Udaipur, Tirupati-Vijayawada, and Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam. The Mumbai-Udaipur flight was launched early this month, while the other two on Monday.
The aviation space in India is witnessing consistent buoyancy and most of the airlines are expected to post record profits in view of strong passenger volume growth and low operating costs.