IndiGo achieves its next milestone; operates 50,000 flights since lockdown

IndiGo, India’s largest Airline, marked the completion of 50,000 flights since lockdown till September 12, 2020. The tally includes scheduled commercial operations, passenger charters, CarGo charters, Air Bubble flights, and repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat programme. All these fights were operated while adhering to all the precautionary measures. During this period, the airline has operated 47865 domestic flights across India and 1799 international flights to destinations spanning across Middle East, Central Asia, South-East Asia and South Asia region. IndiGo touched this milestone with the operations of 6E 494 from Delhi to Patna this morning.
Mr. Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “From our first relief flight to Jodhpur and our
first passenger charter flight to Maldives, we are proud to be an integral part in supporting India’s
growth for its economy and its employment via our operations. We are pleased to see an uptick in travel
demand, with IndiGo reaching a milestone of 50,000 flights since lockdown till today. We have
experienced gradual increase in demand and confidence, in air travel, evidenced by steadily rising
indicators like PLF, unit revenue and future bookings. Going by the current trend, we are hopeful of
achieving 60% of our pre-covid operational capacity by Diwali. We will continue to adapt our business
to the needs of the hour”.
Being the leading CarGo operator in domestic market, IndiGo also operated 1700 CarGo flights over the
last 5 months and transporting over 14300 MT of CarGo between April to September 2020, clocking in
the highest net monthly revenue in August 2020 from CarGo operations despite an operational capacity
of only 32 per cent. Additionally, IndiGo operations enabled the repatriation of 1,50,000 citizens to and
from India, who were stranded due to the pandemic, till August 2020.
About IndiGo
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy:
offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. With
its fleet of 262 aircraft as of 31st March 2020, the airline offered 1,674 peak daily flights during the
quarter and connected 62 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations. For more
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