IndiGo boosts flight services from Mumbai

An IndiGo Airbus on the taxiway.
Sean D Silva (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons

IndiGo, India’s biggest carrier, has announced new direct flight between Mumbai-Dhaka from March 26, 2023. This new route has been introduced to cater to the rising demand for travel from Mumbai.

In addition to the new Dhaka service, the airline has also announced the resumption of operations between Mumbai and Singapore effective March 26, 2023.

IndiGo statement

Speaking on the occasion, Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo, said, “We are pleased to connect the commercial centre of India to the commercial centre of Bangladesh, to serve business as well as leisure customers.”

“As Maharashtra government is planning to invest more in the tourism sector and generate more jobs in the sector, Mumbai has a great potential to be a tourist hub.”

“Introducing more flights on this route will not only enhance connectivity but also improve accessibility. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across our unparalleled network.”

IndiGo A320 at Mumbai on a rainy day. Photo Credit: Candiedoperation via Wikimedia Commons

Dakar and Mumbai

The beautiful city of Dhaka is home to many outstanding individuals who succeed in the fields of art, development, and culture.

The city has evolved immensely over the years, becoming one of Bangladesh’s most extensively developed areas. The city also has a plethora of Mughal-style architectural structures that are worth exploring.


Mumbai is not only known for its food, culture, and glamour but also for its iconic architecture and art and history. The resumption of flights between Mumbai and Singapore will help promote tourism as both cities have many tourist attractions.

According to Singapore Tourism Board, India accounted for over 686,000 of the overall 6.3 million global visitor arrivals in 2022, emerging as Singapore’s second largest source market after Indonesia (1.1 million visitors).

Singapore has famous attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by The Bay, S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa Island, Sentosa Merlion Tower, Trick Eye Museum.

These flights will not only promote tourism but also make travel hassle-free to these destinations through direct connections and additional capacity.

The continuing rise of IndiGo

IndiGo, India’s largest airline in terms of passenger numbers, has witnessed an impressive growth trajectory since its inception in 2006.

Founded by Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, the airline started operations with a single aircraft and just four destinations.

Today, it operates a fleet of approximately 300 aircraft and flies to more than 90 destinations, both domestic and international.

The success of IndiGo can be attributed to its focus on operational efficiency, punctuality, and low fares. The airline has consistently worked to maintain its position as the most on-time airline in India and has a high rate of customer satisfaction.

 It’s simple and no-frills approach to air travel has resonated with the Indian middle-class, making it a preferred choice for domestic and short-haul international travel.

IndiGo’s growth has also been fuelled by its ambitious expansion plans, with the airline regularly adding new destinations to its network.

In recent years, the airline has also ventured into long-haul international flights, with destinations such as London, Istanbul, and Chengdu.

It has also previous placed orders for new Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, leading up to last month’s rumoured bulk purchase order in the offing.

The Indian carrier is reportedly in negotiations with aircraft manufacturer Airbus for “several hundred aircraft” according to the French news source Les Echos, which has cited recent comments by the French Minister of Economy, Bruno Lemaire last month.

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