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Indigo launches flights from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Indigo has launched flights from Gwalior, a city in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and the airline’s 70th domestic destination in India.

Launched

The low-cost carrier has launched services from Gwalior to Delhi and Indore.

The flight schedule to 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

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 35 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7359
  • Frequency: Daily

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These flights will be operated by Indigo’s ATR 72-600 aircraft featuring 78 seats in a 2-2 configuration.

Starting this month, Indigo will be operating 486 weekly flights from these cities to key destinations across India. The airline will also connect Gwalior to other metro and major cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad via Delhi and Mumbai and Goa via Indore.

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

We are pleased to launch operations from Gwalior making it Indigo’s 70th domestic destination and fourth station in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This is yet another milestone for us as we make further strides in our plan to connect seven regional destinations on the 6E network this year. 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 trade and commerce but also promote tourism in Gwalior, especially at this time when Indians are increasingly looking towards domestic vacations to rejuvenate and destress. For Indians seeking to explore the culture-rich domestic cities, we are committed to providing an affordable, on-time, safe, and hassle-free travel experience, onboard our lean clean flying machine.

Competition

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 to 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.

The city is now connected with nonstop flights to Delhi, Indore, Bengaluru, Jammu, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Surat.

Featured image by Airbus

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