LONDON – In keeping with its commitment to developing regional connectivity, Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo announced the launch of flights to Deoghar in the eastern states’ region.
At the same time, the carrier has announced the inauguration of flights to Bahrain.
Regional flights to Deoghar
The inauguration of the Kolkata-Deoghar route becomes the 74th domestic port served by the carrier, and the 99th overall destination. Flights are to commence from 12 July.
The flights will greatly enhance connectivity in the region, especially with the Shravani Mela kickstarting next week, which attracts over 2.5 million people every year.
The annual Shravani Mela festival is a significant celebration on the Hindu calendar. Each year millions of Shiva devotees from different states of India, Nepal, and other countries around the world undertake the sacred pilgrimage to Baba Baidyanath Temple in Deoghar.
IndiGo management statement
Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer,IndiGo said, “We are pleased to announce Deoghar as the 74th destination on the 6E network.”
“These new flights will enhance connectivity and significantly reduce transit time between Kolkata and Deoghar, from 7.5 hrs to less than 1.25hrs.”
“The increased access to Deoghar – home to Baba Baidyanath Temple, Trikuta Parvata, Rama Krishna Mission Vidyapith and Naulakha Mandir – will also boost religious tourism in the region.”
“We strive to consistently provide our signature on-time, courteous, and hassle-free service at affordable fares, across our unparalleled network.”
The increased connectivity and improved access to an important Hindu pilgrimage centre like Deoghar will enhance tourist footprint in destinations like Baba Baidyanath Temple, which is one of the 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas shrines.
Inauguration of flights to Bahrain
At the same time, IndiGo announced Bahrain as its 25th international destination in 6E network. The airline will commence new direct flights between Mumbai-Bahrain, effective August 01, 2022. With this new addition in the 6E network, IndiGo will now connect to all six countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Of the new Bahrain operations, Mr Kumar said: “We are pleased to announce Bahrain as our 25th international and 99th overall destination in the 6E network.”
“These new flights will enhance international connectivity and bolster trade, commerce and tourism between India and Bahrain which is known for its pearl diving and trading tradition.”
“Bahrain will be the first post-Covid international addition to the 6E network. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across wide network, onboard our lean clean flying machines.”
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world, and the largest operator in India. With its fleet of 280+ aircraft, the airline operates over 1600 daily flights and connects 74 domestic destinations and 25 international destinations.