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IndiGo to dedicate more flights for global operations by March

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on August 25, 2011

Mr Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo (file photo).

Low-cost carrier IndiGo plans to dedicate 15-16 per cent of its fleet for international operations by March 2012, said Mr Aditya Ghosh, President, IndiGo.

“We will focus on South-East Asia and West Asia. By next March almost 15-16 per cent of our fleet will be utilised for international operations,” he said.

Mr Ghosh was speaking at the sidelines of the FICCI-IBA Conference.

By March 2012, the airline's fleet size will be 55 aircraft. Its current fleet size is 43. By December, the airline's fleet size will go up to 48 aircraft.

The airline will also be focusing on increasing international connectivity from South India.

“We hope to start international operations from cities in South India. We want to start operations from some destinations from Kerala,” added Mr Ghosh.

IndiGo plans to launch services on the Muscat route by October. Mr Ghosh said the airline has applied for permission from the Government to start services to Kathmandu, Dhaka and Jeddah.

Attrition rate

Commenting on the attrition rate in the aviation industry, Mr Ghosh said, “The attrition rate in our airline has gone down to zero. We are also going to offer 1,000 more job opportunities in the next year.”

Published on August 25, 2011

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