IndiGo provides further boost to Mumbai services

Aerial view of Mumbai International Airport
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Major Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo, has further expanded its flight service offerings from Mumbai.

The airline recently announced the launch of a new flight connecting Mumbai and Durgapur, as well as the resumption of operations between Mumbai and Kannur effective from July 1, 2023.

All in all, IndiGo now operates over 170 daily flights in and out of the Indian commerce capital of Mumbai.

Mumbai service expansion

In addition to these new routes, IndiGo has also introduced additional frequencies on various domestic routes like Dehradun-Mumbai, Leh-Mumbai, Srinagar-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Mumbai, Jammu-Mumbai, Ranchi-Mumbai, Varanasi-Mumbai, Nagpur-Mumbai, and Amritsar-Mumbai, which came into effect on June 3, 2023.

These strategic expansions aim to not only boost capacity during the peak summer season but also contribute to maintaining affordable fares for travelers.

With these new additions, IndiGo now operates a total of 155 domestic flights and 20 international flights to and from Mumbai.

Mr. Vinay Malhotra, the Head of Global Sales at IndiGo, expressed his delight in announcing these frequency additions, which are expected to facilitate trade and commerce.

“India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, is also a popular tourist destination, offering a diverse selection of attractions and experiences. Increased accessibility will also support Maharashtra government’s vision to make Mumbai a tourist hub and spur job creation.”


“We strongly believe that increased accessibility contributes to economic growth and will continue to offer more flight options to our customers across an unparalleled network.”  

A boost to regional tourism

Mumbai, often referred to as India’s commercial capital, also holds significant allure as a popular tourist destination, offering a diverse array of attractions and experiences.

The increased accessibility resulting from these flight expansions will also support the vision of the Maharashtra government in making Mumbai a thriving tourist hub, fostering job creation and economic growth.

The bustling commercial capital of India, is also widely regarded as the city of dreams. It is renowned for its rich historical and cultural significance and is particularly famous for being the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Tourists from around the world flock here to explore its iconic landmarks and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

One of the must-visit attractions is the Gateway of India stone arch, which stands proudly overlooking the Arabian Sea, serving as a symbol of the city’s grandeur. Another popular site is the revered Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha and attracting devotees and visitors alike.

The Haji Ali Darhag, a stunning mosque situated on a rocky islet in the Arabian Sea, is another notable landmark that captivates the imagination.

Nature enthusiasts can delve into the region’s fascinating history by exploring the Kanheri Caves, an ancient Buddhist monastery carved out of basaltic rock.

These caves offer a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage and provide a serene retreat from the bustling city.

For those seeking a more mystical experience, a visit to the Elephanta Caves is a must. These UNESCO World Heritage Sites boast intricately carved sculptures and temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Green spaces and beaches

Mumbai also offers respite from the urban chaos with its enchanting green spaces. The Hanging Garden, perched on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offers panoramic views of the city skyline and the Arabian Sea.

Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade stretching along the coastline, is another popular spot for both locals and tourists to unwind and enjoy the breathtaking sunset.

No visit to Mumbai would be complete without indulging in its pristine beaches. Juhu Beach, with its vibrant atmosphere and mouthwatering street food, is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Versova Beach, known for its tranquility and picturesque views, provides a serene escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Aksa Beach, situated in Malad, offers a pristine coastline and a peaceful ambiance, making it an ideal spot for relaxation.

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