LONDON – Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has bolstered its European connectivity with one-stop flights to 9 European countries via Istanbul. The services will operate under its codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.
Averaging 141 new weekly flights, the services will operate to destinations like Malta, Hungary, Belgium, Israel, Ireland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Greece, and Denmark from Istanbul.
IndiGo had previously launched connecting flights to various destinations in Portugal, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, and Austria. In total, now IndiGo operates 335 average weekly codeshare flights to 15 countries in Europe.
Resurgence in European travel demand
The new European services form part of the airlines plan strategy to enhance its international connectivity.
IndiGo will operate two daily flights to Malta, Budapest, Dublin, Prague, Amsterdam, Athens, and Copenhagen and three daily flights to Brussels and Tel Aviv.
These new flights have been added in view of the increase in demand for outbound travel to Europe as air travel sees strong resurgence in 2023.
Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo said, “We have witnessed a strong demand for international travel and especially to Europe last year.”
“These connecting flights will not only add capacity, but also provide convenient travel options for people looking to travel between India and Europe.”
“We are confident that with the resurgence of international travel, these exciting options will offer people multiple choices for their travel this summer. We will continue to explore opportunities to provide affordable fares, on-time performance, and hassle-free connectivity for our customers.”
Indian travel demand for scenic European destinations has remained strong through the overall resurgence in travel demand following the relaxation of many travel restrictions.
The selected European destinations are known for their serene and historic attractions throughout the year. Malta is known for its warm climate and breathtaking landscapes that serve as locations for major film productions.
The archipelago is home to some of the oldest temples in the world, such as the Megalithic Temples of Malta and is home to attractions like St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Azure Window, Golden Bay, Blue Lagoon Bay.
Budapest or the Spa capital of the world is universally known for its rich culture, underground caves, Danube River, and local delicacies.
Some of the widely visited tourist attractions in Budapest include, Buda Castle & Castle Hill, Hungarian Parliament Building & Crown Jewels, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Fisherman’s Bastion.
As Ireland’s capital city and the home of the primary airport in the country, Dublin attracts millions of visitors every year. Dublin is the home of some of the finest surviving examples of Georgian architecture in the world, many of which are still in use today as seen in government offices.
Some of the most important architectural buildings in the city are The Custom House, the Four Courts, the Rotunda Hospital.
Prague is a 3D architecture textbook. Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture make it a place worth visiting.
Attractions like Prague Old Town, Plezen, Prague Castle, Sedlec Ossuary and Charles Bridge are a must visit for tourists.