IndiGo has announced of launching Delhi – Chengdu flight from September 15, 2019. Foraying into the China market, Chengdu is IndiGo’s 19th international destination. This will be the first non-stop service between Chengdu to India.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “This is truly a milestone moment for all of us at IndiGo. India is witnessing a much higher growth rate with respect to aviation and currently the India-China route is underserved by Indian carriers. With our plan to operate non-stop daily flights to this Chengdu we are providing the much needed connectivity between the two destinations. China is a market with immense potential and holds prominent trade, cultural and tourism values. We hope to further strengthen this relation by announcing our entry into China.”
The new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options between India and China.
In line with its international expansion strategy, IndiGo has enhanced connectivity in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The airline offers a total of 18 international destinations out of which 11 destinations were announced in 2018-19. With affordable flying options to international cities having their own unique pull, Istanbul, Jeddah and Dammam have been the latest additions. Along with this, 2019 has also witnessed IndiGo’s first codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines, one of the largest airlines in Europe. The codeshare agreement has benefited the customers with extended connectivity to 12 destinations in Europe.