The low-cost pioneer of India, IndiGo (6E), has recently announced the company’s intent to launch direct service flights between Mumbai and Jakarta, Indonesia.
The destination will become IndiGo’s 28th international destination when the inaugural flight takes to the air on August 7 later this summer.
The airline has reasoned the new route as being a shorter gateway to the country, with the route planned to meet rising demand for travel to Indonesia.
On 29 June, IndiGo, the low-cost giant of India announced its latest route, with the destination being Jakarta, Indonesia. The latest route will join IndiGo’s route map as the 28th destination in their network.
The new route of IndiGo is to be launched in the next five weeks, with the route aiming to create a gateway to Indonesia from India; meeting the increased demand for Indonesia-bound fares.
On the latest route, Mr. Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, said: “We are excited to unveil Jakarta amongst our newest destinations within our expanding international network.”
“As India and Indonesia look at strengthening bilateral ties and increasing direct connectivity, the opening of this new route will enable easy access and promotion of trade and tourism across the two nations.”
“Jakarta is the capital and the largest city in southeast Asia, while Indonesia remains one of the favorite leisure destinations for Indian tourists for its pristine beaches and a galore of culture and tradition.”
“Introducing new flights connecting people and their aspirations, IndiGo will continue to deliver on its promise of affordable, on-time, courteous, and hassle-free travel experience across an unparalleled network.”
Mr. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, also commented on IndiGo’s new route, saying: “Indian tourists are one of the top 5 foreign tourists visiting Indonesia. Hence, we are grateful and delighted to welcome IndiGo direct flight from Mumbai to Jakarta.”
“We sincerely hope that more Indian tourists will enjoy various destinations in Wonderful Indonesia. This milestone will also contribute greatly to achieving our target of 8.5 million foreign tourist visits to Indonesia.”
As usual with new route announcements, the timetables are issued for the respective flights. As previously mentioned, IndiGo will commence its services on this new route on August 7 – just five weeks from now.
6E 1601 will be the flight number from Mumbai to Jakarta, with daily services as of August 07, 2023. The flight will depart Mumbai at 07:55 local and arrive Jakarta at 16:10 local.
6E 1602 will be the flight number hosting the return from Jakarta to Mumbai, also daily from August 07, 2023. The return flights will depart at 17:05 local, in which it shall arrive back in Mumbai at 21:30 local.
IndiGo’s expansion – the largest order in history
IndiGo made aviation history at this year’s Paris Air Show with a record-breaking order for nearly 500 aircraft with aircraft manufacturer Airbus.
This order was for the Airbus A320 family variant. The deal, worth roughly $55 billion became the single largest order in the history, overtaking the recent mega order placed by Air India.
Air India’s order is a combination of both narrowbody and widebody aircraft variants, and it is split between both the major manufacturers – Airbus and Boeing.