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IndiGo adds Varanasi; other domestic routes

IndiGo_A320-232_VT-INE_CN2958_17Nov06_LFBO_PlanespottersIndian low cost carrier IndiGo continues its breathtaking pace of domestic expansion with the addition of two new domestic routes and capacity expansion on Delhi – Hyderabad. This past Friday, IndiGo began service to Varanasi, its 36th destination and 31st in India, with three new daily flights between its largest hub at Delhi and Varanasi using its 180-seat Airbus A320 equipment with flight schedules as follow:

6E308 –> DEL – VNS –> D: 0850 || A: 1010 –> A320 –> Daily
6E118 –> DEL – VNS –> D: 1305 || A: 1425 –> A320 –> Daily
6E176 –> DEL – VNS –> D: 1640 || A: 1800 –> A320 –> Daily

6E175 –> VNS – DEL –> D: 1045 || A: 1215 –> A320 –> Daily
6E125 –> VNS – DEL –> D: 1455 || A: 1615 –> A320 –> Daily
6E307 –>VNS – DEL –> D: 1830 || A: 1950 –>A320 –> Daily

IndiGo is now the fourth Indian carrier in the Varanasi market though it is the smallest in capacity.

Source: DGCA
Source: DGCA

 

The full air service profile of Varanasi is as follows:

  • Varanasi – Agra (AGR) –> Air India — 3x weekly Airbus A320
  • Varanasi – Delhi (DEL) –> IndiGo — 21x weekly Airbus A320, Air India — 3x weekly Airbus A320, SpiceJet — 18x weekly Boeing 737-800, Jet Airways — 7x weekly Boeing 737-800
  • Varanasi – Khajuraho (HJR) –> Jet Airways — 7x weekly Boeing 737-800
  • Varanasi – Kolkata (CCU) –> Jet Airways — 7x weekly ATR 72-500
  • Varanasi – Mumbai  (BOM) –> Air India — 7x weekly Airbus A319

IndiGo is also adding new triangle service Delhi – Dibrugarh – Guwhati – Delhi with flight schedules as follow:

6E129 –> DEL – DIB –> D: 1050 || A: 1335 –> DIB – GAU –> D: 1405 || A: 1505–> GAU – DEL –> D: 1535 || A: 1805 –> A320 –> Daily

And the carrier is also adding a sixth daily flight between Delhi and Hyderabad.

IndiGo has a fleet of 75 Airbus A320s with 189 more aircraft on order (including 180 Airbus A320neo family aircraft split as 160 Airbus A320neos and 20 Airbus A321neos).

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