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Indigo adds Gwalior to its network

Indian low-cost carrier Indigo has announced the addition of Gwalior, a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, to its network. Gwalior will be its 70th domestic destination.

Starting 1st September 2021, Indigo will operate daily flights between from Gwalior Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Indore’s Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport. The flights will operate from and to Terminal 2 in Delhi.

The flight schedule of Delhi-Gwalior-Delhi route is:

  • Delhi-Gwalior
  • Departure time: 07:10
  • Arrival time: 08:20
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7356
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Gwalior-Delhi
  • Departure time: 12:20
  • Arrival time: 13:30
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7357
  • Frequency: Daily

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The flight schedule of Gwalior-Indore-Gwalior route is:

  • Gwalior-Indore
  • Departure time: 08:30
  • Arrival time: 10:05
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7358
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Indore-Gwalior
  • Departure time: 10:20
  • Arrival time: 11:55
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7359
  • Frequency: Daily

Indigo will deploy its ATR 72-600 aircraft on these routes which feature 78 seats in a 2-2 configuration.

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, Indigo, said:

We are pleased to continue the expansion of our regional network with Gwalior as the 70th 6E destination. The winter capital of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, is known for its beautiful forts, temples, tomb, museum, and palaces. The increased accessibility will not only enhance tourism but also promote trade and commerce in the region. We are committed to offering affordable, on-time, safe and hassle-free travel experience onboard our lean clean flying machine.

Indigo’s entry in Gwalior means that it is attacking yet another SpiceJet-dominated city. SpiceJet started with two routes under the Indian government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (UDAN) which connected Gwalior to Bengaluru and Jammu. Since then, the airline has expanded aggressively from the city adding nonstop flights to Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Surat.

However, with Indigo launching flights tow Delhi and Indore from Gwalior, it will not directly compete with SpiceJet on these routes. It’s the same the other way round. So in a way, both airlines are getting their share of pie.

Once Indigo launches flights from Gwalior, the city will be connected with nonstop flights to Delhi, Indore, Bengaluru, Jammu, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Surat.

Meanwhile, Indigo recently launched flights from Darbhanga, Bihar. The airline will operate daily flights to Hyderabad and Kolkata from the city. Indigo has launched flights on a brand-new route connecting Hyderabad and Srinagar. The airline has also announced a new route between Lucknow and Doha and is offering 10% discount to vaccinated passengers. The carrier will also be resuming flights to Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh after a brief absence and launch flights from two new cities to the Maldives. Indigo is the first airline in India to trial the IATA Travel Pass. A few days ago, the airline launched a payable Priority Boarding facility. Indigo has also started flights to Bareilly under the Indian government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme with flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru.

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