IndiGo – Cheap Flights
The IndiGo Airline took off quickly, with its first flight in the air in the month after its founding back in 2006. Since then it has become the largest airline in India if measured by the number of passengers flying. IndiGo is a low cost carrier, concentrating on providing cheap fares to its passengers.
IndiGo’s motto is “on-time” as punctuality is considered the second most attractive quality to passengers (the first being low fares), and it consistently performs well for its region. In November 2017 its on time performance was about 80%, putting it 7th among major airlines in the Asia-Pacific region, and well ahead of its competitors in India. Its parent company is InterGlobe Enterprises and IndiGo (registered as Interglobe Aviation Ltd.) went public in 2015.
IndiGo has no destinations in the United States.
IndiGo’s Domestic Destinations (India)
IndiGo flies to nearly 40 destinations in India. The states and their cities are:
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Port Blair
- Andhra Pradesh: Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam
- Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati
- Bihar: Patna
- Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Vadodara
- Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu, Srinigar
- Jharkhand: Ranchi
- Karnakata: Bengaluru, Mangaluru
- Kerala: Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram
- Madhya Pradesh: Indore
- Maharashtra: Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
- Manipur: Imphal
- Nagaland: Dimapur
- Odisha: Bhubaneswar
- Punjab: Amritsar
- Rajasthan: Jaipur, Udaipur
- Tamil Nadu : Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
- Telangana: Hyderabad
- Tripura: Agartala
- Uttarakhand: Dehradun
- Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow, Varanasi
- West Bengal: Bagdogra, Kolkata
IndiGo’s International Destinations
- Nepal: Kathmandu
- Oman: Muscat
- Qatar: Doha
- Sri Lanka: Colombo
- Thailand: Bangkok
- United Arab Emirates: Dubai, Sharjah
IndiGo's Hubs and Focus Cities
- Chennai International Airport (MAA). This airport serves the city of Chennai in India’s state of Tamil Nadu and is situated 52 feet above sea level. It has two passenger terminals – one domestic, the other international – connected by a link building. It is India’s fourth busiest airport and in the most recent fiscal year (2016-2017) was responsible for transporting more than 18 million passengers.
- Chhatrapatri Shivaji International Airport (BOM). This airport serves the city of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, and the source of the three letter code. The airport used to be known as the Sahar International Airport. It is situated 37 feet above sea level and is India’s second busiest airport, serving more than 45 million passengers in the most recent fiscal year (2016-2017). The airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 (Santacruz) has domestic flights only, while Terminal 2 (Sahar) has both domestic and international flights. Changing terminals requires a drive that can take 15 to 20 minutes; a shuttle is available.
- Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). This airport serves the city of Delhi, is about 10 miles from downtown New Delhi, and is a little less than 800 feet above sea level. It is India’s busiest airport and has three passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is used by low cost carrier airlines, including Indigo. Three more terminals have been planned and will happen when there is demand.
- Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). This airport serves Bangalore in India’s state of Karnataka. It is about 3000 feet above sea level and is India’s third busiest airport. It currently has one terminal in operation (Terminal 1) but a second terminal (Terminal 2) is under construction, as is an additional runway.
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU). This airport serves Kolkata in India’s state of West Bengal. It is situated about 11 miles from downtown Kolkata and is 16 feet above sea level. It operates with a single terminal which is designed to be able to handle 25 million passengers per year. The airport used to be called the Dum Dum airport, and its call sign comes from the previous spelling of the city, Calcutta.
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD). This airport serves Hyderabad in India’s state of Telangana. It is situated about 15 miles south of downtown Hyderabad at an elevation of about 2000 feet above sea level. It has a single passenger terminal that can handle 12 million passengers per year. The west side of the terminal is for international flights while the east side of the terminal is dedicated to domestic flights.
IndiGo Airlines Fleet
- Airbus A320-200: 120 in service; each seats 180 passengers
- Airbus A320neo: 29 in service; each seats 180 to 186 passengers
- ATR 72-600: 1 in service; it seats 74 passengers
- Additional aircraft (A320neo, A321neo and ATR 72-600) are on order
IndiGo: Discounts and Promotions
IndiGo, with its low prices, does not have a frequent flyer program, which would be costly to administer.
Discounts are available for students with valid ID, for senior citizens 60 years and older, and for armed forces personnel and their widows. Discounts are also available for group bookings for families and groups of friends.
IndiGo: How to Check In, Seating Assignment, Leg Room and Other Fees
- Check in can be done on the web up to 2 hours before an international flight and up to 1 hour before a domestic flight.
- Check in can be done using the mobile app or on the website.
- You can also check in using a kiosk at the airport, or at an airport counter.
- IndiGo does not have a business class; as a low cost carrier, all seats are economy.
- Seat pitch is 30 inches and seat width is 18 inches, with a few seats having slightly more legroom.
- You can choose a seat with more legroom for a price.
- IndiGo also has the 6E Upgrade that allows you to pick your seat (from all available seats) and includes food and drink and the ability to change your plans without being charged for making changes
- 6E Upgrade costs about $40 (2500 Rupees) for a domestic flight and $48 (3000 Rupees) for most international flights.
IndiGo: Baggage Allowances and Fees
IndiGo: Carry-on Bags
- Each passenger may bring one item aboard, weighing no more than 15.4 pounds and with dimensions no greater than 22 x 14 x 10 inches
- If the plane has insufficient space for your carry-on bag in the cabin, you may be able to leave it before the aircraft prior to departure and to reclaim it at the same location when you arrive
- No carry-on baggage is permitted on any flight from Jammu or Srinigar, due to airport security regulations
IndiGo: Checked Bags
- Dimensions may add up to no more than 62 inches
- The number of bags and the maximum weight of each bag depends on the fare and the flight
- Passengers may pay to transport extra weight. Excess baggage can be prepaid via the website online or via the call center.
IndiGo: Service on Board – Meals
Entertainment on IndiGo
IndiGo, a low cost carrier, does not supply in-flight entertainment.
Food on IndiGo
Food and beverages are available on IndiGo flights but are not complimentary.
You can reserve food and drink in advance by purchasing a 6E Upgrade.
You can purchase food and beverages on board as well.
Food selections usually include a variety of sandwiches, either chicken or cheese based, cups of noodles or rice, and snacks. Drinks available for purchase include bottled water, soda, coffee and tea.
IndiGo: Child Fares/Fees, Minor Service guidelines
- Infants under the age of two must be seated on the lap of an adult.
- An adult may have only one infant on his/her lap.
- Strollers and car seats are not allowed in the cabin.
- The fare for an infant is about $5 plus taxes.
- If an infant turns two during a trip, a fare (with seat) needs to be purchased for the return journey.
- If you have a lap infant (or are under 15 years of age) you are not permitted to sit in an exit row.
- Some IndiGo aircraft have bassinets.
Unaccompanied minor service
- IndiGo requires the use of the unaccompanied minor service for passengers aged 5 through 11 who are not traveling with a passenger 18 years or older.
- Cost is 1500 Rupees for a domestic flight and 3000 Rupees for an international flight (approximately $10 and $20, respectively).
- To acquire this service, print out the form available at the website and bring four filled-out copies to the airport.
IndiGo: Pet Policy
IndiGo Airlines does not allow passengers to bring pets on its flights, neither in the cabin nor as checked luggage. An exception is Guide dogs for the blind, but this must be arranged by contacting IndiGo before your flight. Guide dogs must be trained, may not occupy a seat, and must be leashed and muzzled. Also, you must supply an absorbent mat for your animal.
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