LONDON – India low-cost airline IndiGo has made a further expansion to its domestic route network with the launch of direct flight services between Mumbai and Gwalior.
Strong regional demand
In-line with its vision to further strengthen regional connectivity, IndiGo launched the Mumbai and Gwalior route amidst steadily growing demand for air travel. This new route is being introduced keeping in mind the high demand during the upcoming festive seasons.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo acknowledged the strong regional demand,saying, “We are pleased to enhance domestic connectivity by introducing new direct flights between Mumbai-Gwalior.”
“We continue to witness strong demand from Gwalior and will connect the winter capital of Madhya Pradesh to domestic and international destinations via Mumbai and Delhi.”
“New connections from Gwalior will not only promote tourism and trade but also make travel affordable with the addition of capacity. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across wide networks.”
Promotion of tourism
The enhanced connectivity between Mumbai and Gwalior will help promote tourism in Gwalior by increasing tourist footprint in destinations like Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Man Mandir Palace, Suraj Kund, Gopachal Parvat, Padavali and Bateshwar, Tansen Memorial, Sun Temple, and Sarafa Bazaar.
The route addition comes especially at this time when Indians are increasingly looking towards domestic vacations to rejuvenate and de-stress.
That being said, the airline notes that the new flights are designed to cater to both business and leisure travellers who they say are “constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options to access destinations which help in building businesses and are known for their tourist attractions”.
IndiGo have advised that they are now accepting bookings for the new route services.
Recent domestic network expansion
The announcement of the newly inaugurated Mumbai to Gwalior direct services follows on from the airline’s recent establishment of services between Indore and Chandigarh.
With burgeoning growth in the Indian aviation sector, IndiGo certainly seem to be advancing the steady expansion of their domestic and regional service network
The steadily growing domestic network will also serve to further bolster the airline’s international connectivity.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience.
With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 74 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations