IndiGo to be launch airline for Noida International Airport

Render of Noida International Airport, India.
Image Credit: Yamuna International Airport Private Limited

The new Noida International Airport (NIA) has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see major low-cost airline IndiGo become the inaugural carrier for the airport.

This agreement further highlights IndiGo’s expanding presence in the rapidly expanding Indian regional aviation market.

IndiGo and NIA

Under the MoU, NIA and IndiGo will collaboratively foster air connectivity within Uttar Pradesh and extend their reach beyond geographical confines.

This partnership signifies a pivotal step towards bridging the gaps in air travel, ensuring that passengers experience a seamless and efficient journey.

As part of a dynamic partnership, NIA and IndiGo are set to explore novel and innovative ideas. These initiatives are geared towards achieving operational efficiency and, more importantly, elevating the overall customer experience.

IndiGo, currently one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of air travel.


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IndiGo and Noida International Airport staff cut a celebratory cake.
Photo Credit: Noida International Airport

Gateway to Global Opportunities

Being India’s largest airline and a global force in the aviation industry, IndiGo’s collaboration with NIA opens up a vast route network for travelers.

This symbiotic relationship not only enhances air connectivity but also unlocks numerous business opportunities within the region. The partnership acts as a catalyst for economic growth, leveraging IndiGo’s global presence.

Mr. Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Noida International Airport, expressed his support for the collaboration, stating, “The MoU with IndiGo is a significant milestone.”

“By tapping into IndiGo’s extensive network, we aim to provide our passengers with unparalleled connectivity and an exceptional travel experience.”

Echoing the sentiment, Mr. Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo, shared, “We are thrilled to announce our MoU with Noida International Airport. As India’s leading airline, IndiGo has always been at the forefront of enhancing connectivity.”

“Our operations at NIA will provide the people of Uttar Pradesh with seamless connectivity across our unparalleled network,” he concluded.

Noida International Airport Phased Development

The Noida International Airport is set to commence its operations in phases, with the first phase expected to be operational by the end of 2024.

This initial phase will feature one runway and one terminal, equipped to handle a substantial traffic volume of 12 million passengers annually.

The Fourth Phase

Looking ahead, the airport’s ambitious growth plans encompass the completion of the fourth phase. Upon its fruition, NIA will stand as a testament to India’s aviation prowess, with a remarkable capacity to manage a staggering 70 million passengers per year.

This forward-looking approach ensures that NIA remains a vital hub for both domestic and international travelers.

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