IndiGo concentrates Dubai presence with second Mumbai and first Thiruvananthapuram service

by Devesh Agarwal

Gurgaon based IndiGo will commence a daily service between Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and Dubai from March 1, 2013.

6E 038 will depart Thiruvananthapuram 18:20 arrive Dubai 21:15
6E 037 will depart Dubai 11:25 arrive Thiruvananthapuram 17:15

On the same day the carrier will commence its second daily flight between Mumbai and Dubai.

6E 063 will depart Mumbai 08:35 arrive Dubai 10:25
6E 064 will depart Dubai 11:25 arrive Mumbai 15:55

The launch of these two flights will coincide with the launch of IndiGo’s flights between Chennai and Singapore.

6E 053 will depart Chennai 22:00 arrive Singapore 04:50+1 (the next morning)
6E 054 will depart Singapore 05:50 arrive Chennai 07:15

These three launches come after the airline will completely withdraw from Singapore by terminating its current New Delhi Singapore and Mumbai Singapore flights, and scale back by withdrawal of its Mumbai Bangkok service.

With the launch of the two Dubai services, IndiGo will operate a total of 56 weekly flights between India and Dubai.

With the increased focus on Dubai, by Indian airlines like Jet Airways which operates 42 flights, SpiceJet, which operates 49, not counting the flights by the traditional operators like Air India with 60 flights, Air India Express with 63, and the 189 wide-body weekly services operated by behemoth Emirates, one has to serious consider the serious glut of capacity to this tiny Emirate.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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