While, India had accute shortage of flights in month of February and March due to issues with Jet Airways that is basically bringing dragged down entire market with it.
Indigo is India’s largest Airline in terms of size and it was down for another reason. The reason being that it doesn’t have enough crew to fly it’s plane. However, with Jet Airways leaving gaping hole in India’s flying network. Indigo has started accelerating it’s growth and putting Jet in it’s rear mirror.
Move to Terminal 2 In Mumbai Airport
Till now, Mumbai’s CSIA Terminal 2 was destination for Full Fare airlines such as Vistara, Air India and Jet Airways. Only International operations of Low Cost airlines took place in Terminal 2.
Indigo Shared terminal 1 with other low cost carriers such as Go Air, Air Asia and SpiceJet. However, Terminal 2 looking a shell of itself due to Jet Airways trouble’s. They have invited Indigo to operate out of Terminal 2.
IndiGo will increase frequency on the following routes from April 15, 2019,
Mumbai – Indore
6E5386 BOM0715 – 0840IDR 320 D
6E5387 IDR0945 – 1110BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Kochi
6E5377 BOM2045 – 2240COK 320 D
6E5385 COK0425 – 0635BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Bengaluru
6E5383 BOM1630 – 1820BLR 320 D
6E5384 BLR2110 – 2320BOM 320 D
From June 5, 2019, IndiGo will add another frequency on Mumbai-Bengaluru route,
6E5396 BOM1630 – 1820BLR 320 x2
6E5395 BLR1345 – 1535BOM 320 x2
Mumbai – Baroda
6E5371 BOM0505 – 0625BDQ 320 D
6E5372 BDQ0700 – 0815BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Patna
6E5373 BOM0905 – 1135PAT 320 D
6E5374 PAT1205 – 1445BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Varanasi
IndiGo will only operate this frequency from April 15 to April 19, 2019.
6E5378 BOM0515 – 0740VNS 320 D
6E5379 VNS0820 – 1100BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Chennai
6E5391 BOM1805 – 2015MAA 320 D
6E5392 MAA2050 – 2300BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Hyderabad
6E5375 BOM1525 – 1655HYD 320 D
6E5376 HYD1740 – 1925BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Bhopal
IndiGo will only increase frequency on BOM-BHO route to 2x daily from April 15 to June 3, 2019.
6E5381 BOM1215 – 1340BHO 320 D
6E5382 BHO1410 – 1535BOM 320 D
Mumbai – Nagpur
6E5388 BOM1150 – 1325NAG 320 D
6E5389 NAG1530 – 1705BOM 320 D
From May 4, 2019, IndiGo will add another frequency on Mumbai – Nagpur, taking the total frequency to 4 daily.
6E5377 BOM2045 – 2220NAG 320 D
6E5385 NAG0500 – 0635BOM 320 D
Kochi flights are for a short period till May 3, 2019. After May 4, the slots will be used for Mumbai-Nagpur flights as the aircraft will be parked at Nagpur overnight instead. Rest of the routes are bookable till July 15, 2019.
All the above flights will leave from Mumbai Terminal 2. Notice, all the flight numbers are of 6E 53XX series. So if you are booked on a 6E53XX flight to/from Mumbai, the trip will be from/to Terminal 2.
Indigo taking over Middle East
Currently IndiGo flies to Dubai, Doha, Male and Muscat from Mumbai.
IndiGo’s maiden foray to Saudi Arabia will begin with the Mumbai – Jeddah route from June 5, 2019, onwards. The flight schedule is,
6E1831 BOM1235 – 1520JED D
6E1832 JED1620 – 0020BOM D
Flights on Mumbai – Dammam route will start from July 15, 2019. The flight schedule is,
6E1837 BOM0735 – 0915DMM D
6E1838 DMM1030 – 1630BOM D
Apart from this, IndiGo will also add a new frequency to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai. The first flight will take off on May 15, 2019, with the following schedule,
6E1835 BOM0620 – 0805AUH D
6E1834 AUH2330 – 0420BOM D
Indigo plans to add flight from Kozikode and Kochi to Abu Dhabi. However, details are still unknown.
Indigo added new flights from Delhi too
Indigo has recently tied up with Star Alliance partner – Turkish Airlines for fray into Europe and Russia. Indigo now flies from New Delhi to Istanbul.
6E 15 DEL 1145 – 1545 IST
6E 11 DEL 1400 – 1815 IST
6E 16 IST 1950 – 0410 DEL
6E 12 IST 2035 – 0505 DEL
However, in short, Indigo is making the move when Jet ship has almost sunk. There are definitely going to be way more route added.