LONDON – This week saw IndiGo celebrate an incredible milestone of its 300th aircraft delivered to its fleet.
The 300th aircraft in question was VT-IRH, an ATR72, which was the fifth aircraft delivered to the Indian carrier so far this month.
IndiGo staff celebrated with one of its ATRs, this time registered as VT-IRF, which is one of the five aircraft that was delivered this month.
Whilst posing for the photo, they were holding a sign saying “300 not out”, which is a punny take on India’s love for Cricket.
As for VT-IRF, its first commercial flight took place on January 12 between Chandigarh and Jaipur, based on data provided by RadarBox.com.
At the time of writing, it is unclear when the first revenue flight of VT-IRH will take place, but we can expect it to occur in the weeks ahead.
Fleet Growth Is Evident Through Movement Numbers…
Over the years, the growth in IndiGo’s fleet has become evident through the number of movements they have achieved in comparison to previous years.
As per RadarBox, IndiGo handled 1,647 movements between January 1-8, which is an increase of 14.45% compared to the same period last year.
IndiGo remains comfortable at the moment, exceeding pre-COVID capacity by a staggering 201 movements.
Below is some data from IndiGo in the last four weeks of 2022:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2021 Numbers||2022 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2022 vs. 2021)|
|December 3-10||1479 movements||1520 movements||1622 movements||+6.71%|
|December 10-17||1476 movements||1511 movements||1649 movements||+9.13%|
|December 17-24||1478 movements||1541 movements||1643 movements||+6.22%|
|December 25-January 1, 2023||1230 movements||1632 movements||1668 movements||+2.21%|
From the data observed above, it remains clear that IndiGo ended 2022 with steady success, with data from the first few weeks of 2023 expected to be in the growth perspective of double-digits.
What will be interesting to observe is the airline’s data at the end of January, when we have data based on the first four weeks of the year, and what signs will be indicated for the rest of the year as a result.
It remains clear that IndiGo is in a good position at the moment, and as they continue to receive deliveries of new aircraft, more routes will open up, and success will be greater moving forward.
All eyes will be on the carrier to see where else they choose to operate into, as well as their cargo business, which is beginning to grow in volume.
IndiGo can now think about a prosperous future and where exactly that will take them as one of the largest low-cost carriers in the region.