IndiGo reinforces its commitment to enhance connectivity to and from Mumbai, with the launch of 3 new international flights and increasing frequency on domestic sectors. IndiGo announces Jeddah and Dammam as its 17th and 18th international destinations. Mumbai will also be connected to Abu Dhabi, which is already an existing IndiGo destination. Effective June 05, 2019, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between Mumbai-Jeddah and Mumbai-Abu Dhabi. Effective July 05, 2019, the airline will operate daily non-stop flights between Mumbai-Dammam.
Additionally, given the rush in summer traffic and the shortfall in industry capacity, IndiGo is temporarily adding approximately 20 new departures each from Mumbai and Delhi in a phased manner from April 15, 2019. This is an effort to make it easier for customers to find affordable fares during the busy season.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are strengthening Mumbai as a key travel hub for domestic and international connectivity from India. We are pleased to announce Jeddah and Dammam as our 17th and 18th international destinations effective June 05, 2019 and July 05, 2019 respectively. Jeddah being the commercial capital and the gateway for Haj, Dammam being the growth centre in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi being a major cultural and commercial centre in UAE, are critical markets for strengthening our presence in the Middle-East. Mumbai is the commercial hub of India and we see great potential connecting the Middle-East with this city, further bolstering the extensive cultural, business and tourism links between India and the Middle East.”