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Indian low-cost carrier eyes Dubai launch in Sept

IndiGo will start service from Delhi to Dubai later this year.
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Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo will start international operations from September 1 with the launch of its Delhi to Dubai daily flights.

The budget airline will also launch services to Singapore and Bangkok later in September, it said on Tuesday.

"We are launching our international operations to Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok from this September," said IndiGo CEO Aditya Ghosh in comments published by India's Business Standard.

The airline said it will offer 25,000 seats at a price of $223 to any of the launch destinations.

The carrier has also applied for flights to Dhaka and Bangkok from Kolkata, which is likely to begin next year, he said.

The country's second largest airline, which has a present fleet of 39 aircraft, has placed an order of 180 more Airbus-320 to Airbus.

In January, the airlline said that the government’s approval of international flights would hasten the process of Indian carriers taking back some of the market share that has been lost over the past decades to foreign carriers.

 

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