IndiGo Airlines to increase frequencies on domestic and international routes

No-frills carrier IndiGo Airlines yesterday said it would increase frequencies on the domestic and international routes this summer as it added nine aircraft to its fleet by the year end.

Though IndiGo does not have any plans for expansion of its international footprint at present, "this year, we are concentrating on increasing our frequencies in the international and domestic routes in the summer schedule," IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said on the sidelines of an AIMA function in New Delhi.

IndiGo, the only airline to post profits in the past few quarters, is further enhancing its customer experience as it launches 12 new flights on its network. It currently operates 307 daily flights connecting 31 destinations across the nation and abroad.

He added the carrier planned addition of nine aircraft to its fleet this calendar year, which will see the fleet size rise to 60.

Ghosh said the direct import of aviation turbine fuel as mooted by the government was an interesting proposition.

He added the carrier was waiting for oil marketing companies (OMCs) to come out with a proposal as to how they would implement it, as the rise in fuel prices was hurting the profit margins of all airlines.