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IndiGo to launch flights to Salem, Tamil Nadu

IndiGo has announced the addition of Salem to its network. The southern Indian city will be the airline’s 82nd domestic destination and 114th overall.

Salem, Tamil Nadu

Starting 29th October 2023, IndiGo will operate flights between Chennai and Salem with the following schedule:

  • Chennai-Salem
  • Departure time: 11:20
  • Arrival time: 12:30
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7678
  • Frequency: Daily

  • Salem-Chennai
  • Departure time: 12:50
  • Arrival time: 13:45
  • Flight time: 55 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7679
  • Frequency: Daily

As of 30th October 2023, India’s largest airline will also connect Salem with Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Flights between Bengaluru and Salem will run with the following schedule:

  • Bengaluru-Salem
  • Departure time: 09:20
  • Arrival time: 10:20
  • Flight time: 1 hour
  • Flight number: 6E7917
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • Salem-Bengaluru
  • Departure time: 15:45
  • Arrival time: 16:35
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7918
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Flights between Salem and Hyderabad will operate with the following timings:

  • Salem-Hyderabad
  • Departure time: 10:40
  • Arrival time: 12:20
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: 6E7923
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

  • Hyderabad-Salem
  • Departure time: 13:25
  • Arrival time: 15:25
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: 6E7919
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

All of these flights will be operated by ATR72-600 featuring 78 standard Economy Class seats in a 2-2 configuration.

We are thrilled to introduce these new routes from Salem (in Tamil Nadu) to the vibrant cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. These direct routes not only provide convenient and cost-effective travel choices between these cities but also significantly reduce travel time. As we venture into new skies, connecting people with their favored destinations, we remain committed to delivering on our promise of providing affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experiences across our extensive network.

said Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo.

Salem, the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu, nestled amidst hills on all sides, offers a captivating experience to travelers. The city boasts a rich historical heritage, evident in various inscriptions. It is best known for its steel industry, with steel products manufactured at the Salem Steel Plant used throughout India. The district is adorned with temples, offering a rich pilgrimage experience. Must-visit places in Salem range from temples to hills and forts. Situated at the foothills of the Yercaud Hills, Salem is a major commercial center of Tamil Nadu.

The city’s urban charm is complemented by four mountain ranges, including Jeragamalai, Nagaramalai, Godumalai, and Kanjanamalai Hills. Salem is renowned for its coffee plantations, orange groves, and orchidarium. The natural beauty of the region is further enhanced by the dense forests surrounding Yercaud Lake. Travelers can opt for boating in the lake or hiking through the lush Yercaud forests. Salem, as a city, offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and pilgrimage.

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