IndiGo, based in India, continues to storm ahead, as the carrier experiences a 23% increase in the number of flights it operated compared to the same period last year.
Using data from RadarBox.com, we will take a look at how far ahead the airline is compared to pre-pandemic levels, as well as where they are now.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
For April 2-9, IndiGo operated 1,792 flights, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
For the India-based carrier, this represents a significant increase of 23.08% compared to the same period last year and is a staggering 440 movements ahead of 2019 levels.
Below is the carrier’s data for 2023 so far:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers||Percentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)|
|January 1-8||1246 movements||1439 movements||1653 movements||+14.87%|
|January 8-15||1251 movements||1179 movements||1679 movements||+42.41%|
|January 15-22||1233 movements||999 movements||1723 movements||+72.47%|
|January 22-29||1262 movements||913 movements||1713 movements||+87.62%|
|January 29-February 5||1215 movements||934 movements||1750 movements||+87.37%|
|February 5-12||1236 movements||996 movements||1718 movements||+72.49%|
|February 12-19||1193 movements||1133 movements||1717 movements||+51.54%|
|February 19-26||1259 movements||1194 movements||1762 movements||+47.57%|
|February 26-March 5||1287 movements||1425 movements||1774 movements||+24.49%|
|March 5-12||1298 movements||1464 movements||1786 movements||+21.99%|
|March 12-19||1287 movements||1480 movements||1785 movements||+20.61%|
|March 19-26||1300 movements||1458 movements||1782 movements||+22.22%|
|March 26-April 2||1344 movements||1494 movements||1786 movements||+19.54%|
What we can see from the data is that IndiGo has achieved double-digit growth every week so far in 2023 and has been consistent in beating pre-pandemic numbers for the last two years majorly.
IndiGo’s International Expansion Will Fuel Further Rise in Weekly Movements…
It remains clear that IndiGo’s international and long-haul expansion will fuel a further rise in weekly movements, which we will begin to see as the Summer season progresses.
Back in March, Turkish Technic revealed the first Boeing 777 painted in the IndiGo livery as it has come out of the paint shop.
The relationship between IndiGo and the Boeing 777 started in October 2022 when it announced plans to operate flights from India’s Mumbai to Istanbul.
IndiGo, in a codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines, has enhanced this new direct flight operations, thus unlocking new opportunities for IndiGo in Turkey and beyond.
Newly announced IndiGo flights between Mumbai and Istanbul are scheduled strategically to attract more leisure and VFR travelers.
It remains clear that in India, IndiGo is definitely setting the precedent for the way air travel in the country is going to look for many years.
The carriers dabble into international and further long-haul operations highlighting where is next for them.
For now, all eyes are on IndiGo to see how much further it can improve its weekly movement numbers and whether we could see them achieve the 2,000 flights per week mark.