IndiGo, the Indian low-cost airline, has commenced flights to Sharjah making it the sixth international destination in their route plan.
Effective March 20, IndiGo has started its new daily non-stop flights between Sharjah-Kozhikode-Sharjah and a second daily flight to operate non-stop between Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah effective April 8, 2017. Currently operating 13 daily flights to Dubai, the addition of these two flights to Sharjah will increase the frequency to 15 flights daily to the southern region in India. The new flights will cater to both leisure and business travellers.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, said, “We are extremely pleased to expand our international network with Sharjah. The Middle East has been an important market for IndiGo with rising business and tourism stemming from the Gulf market. We are determined to provide the best travel experience to all those who wish to fly these destinations. We are looking at providing affordable fares on these new routes to our 6E travellers. It is our constant endeavour to provide more flexibility of choice for our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on time, hassle free and always affordable flying experience. We are now available on all Travelport platforms and interfaces reaching 68,000 travel agents around the globe. This partnership gives us a marketing edge and is very important to us as we can enhance our distribution capability.”
He further stressed that Sharjah was an important market after Dubai due to the vast number of south Indian population residing hence it was an opportune time to penetrate this market. The introductory fares start as low as AED243 for Kozhikode-Sharjah one way. The flight capacity will be 180 passengers with a baggage allowance of 30kgs per passenger both to Sharjah and return from Kozhikode. They will be looking at other destinations in the Middle East region within the next few months.