IndiGo is a private domestic low-cost airline based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.[1] It operates domestic services linking 25 destinations. Its main base is Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.[2] It was awarded the title of Best Domestic Low Cost Carrier in India for 2008.[3]


History

IndiGo commenced operations on 4 August 2006 with a service from Delhi to Imphal via Guwahati. The airline is owned by the Gurgaon-based InterGlobe Enterprises.[2] It took delivery of its first Airbus A320-200 aircraft on 28 July 2006 and received six aircraft during 2006. Nine more aircraft were delivered in 2007 taking the total to 15. Former US Airways Executive vice-President and Marketing and Planning Bruce Ashby joined IndiGo as its Chief Executive Officer. The airline has also acquired three parking spots in Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.[4] Recently IndiGo changed the outfits for their crew members on occasion of its 4th anniversary.

Destinations

International operations

IndiGo has sought the civil aviation ministry’s approval to fly on international routes after it completes the mandatory five years of domestic operations in August 2011. The carrier, wants to fly to countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South West Asia.[5]

Fleet

 

An IndiGo Airbus A320-200 at Bengaluru International Airport

As of December 2010 the average age of IndiGo's fleet was 2.1 years. The IndiGo fleet consists of the following aircraft as of January 2011:[6]

IndiGo Fleet[6]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers

(Economy) Notes

Airbus A320-200

39 91 180 5 leased

Airbus A320 NEO

— 150[7]

180 Launch customer

Total 39 241

* 5 planes are on short term lease with Turkuaz Airlines and Etihad Airways[citation needed].

Aircraft orders

The interior of an IndiGo A320

IndiGo placed an order for 100 Airbus A320 family aircraft during the 2005 Paris Air Show. The total order was worth US$6 billion, one of the highest by any domestic carrier during the show.[8][9] The carrier has set a target of serving approximately 30 Indian cities by 2010 with a fleet size of 40 A320 aircraft. The airline will receive all 100 A320 family aircraft by 2015-2016.[10] The Indian Government has approved the airline's aircraft import plan "in principle".

IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an additional 180 Airbus A320 including 150 A320 New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft on January 11, 2011. This is the largest order of its kind in commercial aviation history.[11] The aircraft will be delivered between 2016 and 2025.[12]

In-flight service

 

Nirula's kathi roll meal onboard IndiGo airline

Being a low-cost carrier, IndiGo does not offer complimentary meal services to its passengers. However, it does offer a buy-on-board food services where items such as sandwiches, parathas, cookies, nuts, soft drinks and mineral water can be purchased. Purified drinking water is provided free of charge.

Fuente: Wikipedia 

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