IndiGo to launch late-night flights on domestic sector from 15 October

No-frills airline IndiGo is introducing late night flights, known as 'Red Eye flights' internationally, on domestic routes, beginning 15 October.

The Delhi-based low-cost carrier announced this in a communication to travel agents.

IndiGo will be launching very late night non-stop flights between Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, and Delhi-Bengaluru from 15 October, the communication said.

Such late night flights are popularly called 'Red Eye' flights in the US as they operate late at night, leaving travellers with inadequate sleep. The fares for these flights are also much lower than what airlines normally charge.

Beginning 26 October, IndiGo will start operating non-stop flight between Mumbai and Delhi with a departure time of 2 am and arrival at 4.10 am. The starting fare has been fixed at Rs3,055 one way.

The Chennai-Delhi direct flight will leave at 10.35 pm and reach Delhi at 1.15 am while the Bengaluru-Delhi flights will leave at 10.15 pm and reach the capital at 12.55 am in the morning.

IndiGo continued to dominate the domestic market with 23.85 lakh passengers carried by the airline in August even as India's domestic air traffic grew by a healthy 18.66 per cent to 67.60 lakh passengers.