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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-may-induct-wide-bodied-planes-to-fly-overseas-as-air-india-sale-in-slow-lane/articleshow/61759558.cms

IndiGo may induct wide-bodied planes to fly overseas as Air India sale in slow lane

Nov 22, 2017

IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India's international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to induct at least 50 wide-bodied planes for overseas flights, said two people close to the development, as the divestment of the state-run carrier may take a while.

"Right now, it's an optimistic 50-50, but the processes are slow. The airline will wait for four-five months and then implement Plan B of inducting its own fleet of wide-bodied planes," said a person aware of the matter.

A second person confirmed initial discussions are on with Airbus. IndiGo currently has a fleet of 143 Airbus A320 and A320neo planes and an order for over 400 more. Both persons cited above confirmed that the order for wide-bodied planes would be over and above this.

The carrier has the option of ordering the 250-plus-seater Airbus A330-800neo, which has a list price of $255 million (Rs 1,658 crore). The airline would likely get deliveries of this from 2019, said the second person cited above.

Another option is the 270-seater A350-800 priced at $275 million (Rs 1,787 crore), which would be delivered after 2021. No decision has been made yet, both people said. The airline has in the past said it will shift to the outright purchase of planes from the sale and leaseback (SLB) model as the former is more cost-effective.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-IVA.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-IVB.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-IVE.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The speed of additions of the A320 neo is crazy. I am assuming that they are also removing the older A320. Or are they doing capacity additions?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet, as VT-IHN.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a very recent photo of VT-IHP with LZ Bulgarian registration. Not sure if they are to or from lesor.

https://flic.kr/p/2169p5c

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-IVD.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aseem wrote:
a very recent photo of VT-IHP with LZ Bulgarian registration. Not sure if they are to or from lesor.

https://flic.kr/p/2169p5c

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet, as VT-IHN.


This bird is from BoCA (Bank of China Aviation).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet, as VT-IHO.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indigo-commences-atr-operations-launches-first-hyderabad-mangalore-flight/articleshow/62192132.cms

IndiGo commences ATR operations, launches first Hyderabad-Mangalore flight

Dec 21, 2017

IndiGo today commenced its regional jets ATR operations, with the maiden flight taking off from here to Mangalore. The first flight of the ATR plane took off from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here this morning to Mangalore, the airline said in a release.

By December 2019, IndiGo, with its fleet of brand new 21 ATRs, would have connected about 15 tier-II and tier-III new cities on its network, thereby giving a big boost to regional connectivity, the airline's president and whole-time director, Aditya Ghosh, said in a statement.

"With more ATRs joining our fleet in the months to come, we are much closer to realising the dream of the common man," he said.

"The IndiGo network will expand not only to provide connectivity between these smaller cities, but our strong network of domestic and international markets will also open up immense connectivity to and fro for these smaller markets," Ghosh said.

Elaborating on the expansion plan, IndiGo's chief commercial officer Sanjay Kumar said on January 7 and 9, the airline will be commencing its second and third ATR operations, adding Tirupati and Rajahmundry on the network respectively.

He also announced four new domestic flights from Hyderabad, which include an additional Hyderabad-Lucknow- Hyderabad flight, a new Hyderabad-Ranchi-Hyderabad flight, an additional Hyderabad-Jaipur flight and a new Hyderabad-Jammu via Jaipur flight.

IndiGo has placed a term sheet for 50 ATR aircraft. The airline is expecting to add seven ATR flights by March 2018 and 21 ATR planes to its fleet by December 2018, the release said.

In October, the airline had announced that it would be strengthening its network in the regional markets with over 90 flights to and fro Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai, Vijayawada and Nagpur, the release added.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-IVF.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: IndiGo ATR Review Reply with quote

Hi everyone.

I know I haven't been posting around here for a while but lurking for sure. Wanted to share the interesting experience with Indigo's first ATR flight yesterday. I loved the legroom.

https://lfal.in/IndiGoATR

Look forward to your feedback!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new ATR72-600 to the fleet today, as VT-IYB.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

indiGo to commence its 50th destination - Vijayawada, effective 02MAR18

[*] 3 daily Hyderabad-Vijayawada

6E7201 HYD0630 - 0735VGA AT7 D
6E7205 HYD1350 - 1455VGA AT7 D
6E7211 HYD2010 - 2115VGA AT7 D

6E7202 VGA1210 - 1310HYD AT7 D
6E7209 VGA1845 - 1945HYD AT7 D
6E7206 VGA2135 - 2235HYD AT7 D

[*] 1 daily Bengaluru-Vijayawada

6E7204 BLR1015 - 1150VGA AT7 D

6E7203 VGA0800 - 0935BLR AT7 D

[*] 1 daily Chennai-Vijayawada

6E7208 MAA1655 - 1825VGA AT7 D

6E7207 VGA1515 - 1635MAA AT7 D
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6E is also commencing their 49th destination - Colombo effective 20JAN18

[*] 2 daily Chennai-Colombo

6E1201 MAA0655 - 0815CMB 320 D
6E1203 MAA1200 - 1325CMB 320 D

6E1202 CMB0915 - 1100MAA 320 D
6E1204 CMB2030 - 2155MAA 320 D

[*] 1 daily Bengaluru-Colombo

6E1205 BLR1800 - 1930CMB 320 D

6E1206 CMB1425 - 1555BLR 320 D

6E will also increase Bengaluru-Chennai to 6 daily, Bengaluru-Visakhapatnam to 3 daily and commence nonstop Chennai-Agartala

6E196 BLR0525 - 0625MAA0800 - 1100IXA 320 D

6E438 IXA1140 - 1450MAA1555 - 1655BLR 320 D

6E208 BLR1730 - 1900VTZ 320 D

6E216 VTZ1930 - 2100BLR 320 D
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indigo-commences-atr-operations-launches-first-hyderabad-mangalore-flight/articleshow/62192132.cms

IndiGo commences ATR operations, launches first Hyderabad-Mangalore flight

Dec 21, 2017



"With more ATRs joining our fleet in the months to come, we are much closer to realising the dream of the common man," he said.

"The IndiGo network will expand not only to provide connectivity between these smaller cities, but our strong network of domestic and international markets will also open up immense connectivity to and fro for these smaller markets," Ghosh said.




All very well and good but rather pointless if this airline still does not provide seamless connectivity on its domestic routes and still expects its passengers to check in for the connecting leg during transit.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indigo-commences-atr-operations-launches-first-hyderabad-mangalore-flight/articleshow/62192132.cms

IndiGo commences ATR operations, launches first Hyderabad-Mangalore flight

Dec 21, 2017



"With more ATRs joining our fleet in the months to come, we are much closer to realising the dream of the common man," he said.

"The IndiGo network will expand not only to provide connectivity between these smaller cities, but our strong network of domestic and international markets will also open up immense connectivity to and fro for these smaller markets," Ghosh said.




All very well and good but rather pointless if this airline still does not provide seamless connectivity on its domestic routes and still expects its passengers to check in for the connecting leg during transit.


Do you have any evidence of that..? If you say so, for international connections with indiGo - then yes, I’d agree. But you keep spouting that as fact for all flights - to which even indiGo’s own website disagrees.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigo-becomes-first-indian-airline-to-operate-1000-flights-a-day/articleshow/62224863.cms

IndiGo becomes first Indian airline to operate 1,000 flights a day

Dec 23, 2017

IndiGo on Saturday said that it has become the first Indian airline to operate "1,000 plus flights in a day".

According to the airline, its flight 6E 185 from Mumbai to Kochi operated on December 22, 2017 became the 1,000th flight.

"IndiGo also took the delivery of its 31st Airbus A-320 Neo aircraft on the same day to join its ever growing fleet making the first Indian carrier with a 150 aircraft fleet," the company said in a statement.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All very well and good but rather pointless if this airline still does not provide seamless connectivity on its domestic routes and still expects its passengers to check in for the connecting leg during transit.


Do you have any evidence of that..? If you say so, for international connections with indiGo - then yes, I’d agree. But you keep spouting that as fact for all flights - to which even indiGo’s own website disagrees.


The evidence is in my own experience from last year.

I don't know if they have changed their policy. The Indigo website does not mention anything. Would appreciate it if you could show it to me.
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Do you have any evidence of that..? If you say so, for international connections with indiGo - then yes, I’d agree. But you keep spouting that as fact for all flights - to which even indiGo’s own website disagrees.


Actually they still don't.

https://www.goindigo.in/information/faqs.html

5. Can I interline my IndiGo flight with other domestic and/or international airlines?

IndiGo does not connect from one IndiGo flight to another or to other airlines and is not responsible for any losses incurred by passengers while trying to connect to or from other airlines or IndiGo flights.

On certain specific and select sectors, IndiGo offers connectivity between two IndiGo operated flight segments ("Connected Segments/Routes") (by way of example, Chennai Kolkata– Guwahati, in which case, Chennai is the point of origin, Kolkata, the point of transit and Guwahati, the final destination).

Any bookings with respect to the Connected Segments/Routes shall be required to be booked in advance and both segments in the the Connected Segments/Route shall be confirmed on the same PNR or Confirmation Number and will be identified by a single surcharge component.
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Indigo has added a new ATR72-600 to the fleet today, as VT-IYC.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has wet-leased an A320 (LY-ONL) from Small Planet Airlines.
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Small Planet Airlines starts wet-leased operations for IndiGo
Full article on the link above

In 2015, I had written how IndiGo was doing a smart thing by converting its 30 A320ceo on order to the A320neo. Back then, it was assumed that Pratt&Whitney will deliver the Pure Power engines on time without glitches. Unfortunately, what has followed since has affected fleet expansion and fleet renewal plans of every airline which had the A320neo powered by PW engines on order.

IndiGo, today, started operations with wet-leased aircraft from Small Planet Airlines. A total of four A320s from Small Planet are now in New Delhi. LY-SPB, an 11 year old A320 which landed in Delhi on 25th November and has been idle for a month is the first to take to the skies flying as 6E 377 to Kolkata. The flight was delayed by close to two hours.

LY-SPA (15 years), LY-ONJ (7 years) & LY-ONL (7 years) are the other aircraft currently in India. All three flew in from Vilnius, Lithuania on 18th December, 29th November and 26th December respectively. These aircraft have all come from the Lithuanian subsidiary of Small Planet Airlines – which specialises in charter operations in Europe.
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IndiGo adds Sri Lanka service from late-Jan 2018

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo later this month (January 2018) plans to offer service to Sri Lanka, offering nonstop flights to Colombo on board Airbus A320 aircraft. Planned schedules as follow.

Bangalore – Colombo
eff 20JAN18 1 daily
6E1205 BLR1800 – 1930CMB 320 D
6E1206 CMB1230 – 1400BLR 320 3
6E1206 CMB1425 – 1555BLR 320 x3

Chennai – Colombo
eff 20JAN18 2 daily
6E1201 MAA0400 – 0530CMB 320 3
6E1201 MAA0655 – 0815CMB 320 x3
6E1203 MAA1005 – 1130CMB 320 3
6E1203 MAA1200 – 1325CMB 320 x3

6E1202 CMB0630 – 0755MAA 320 3
6E1202 CMB0915 – 1100MAA 320 x3
6E1204 CMB2030 – 2155MAA 320 D



Source: Airlineroute.net
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Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet today, as VT-IHP.
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Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet today, as VT-IHH.
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