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IndiGo Adds 10 Destinations in 2025

The airline is also unveiling a domestic business class offering.

An IndiGo aircraft (Photo: Shutterstock)

IndiGo is eyeing its next major growth opportunity following a banner year in 2023. The low-cost carrier currently operates to 88 domestic destinations and over 30 international destinations.

“With the growing desire and aspirations of Indians to fly international I think we have a great opportunity for also the more unknown places,” Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, said to Reuters.

IndiGo is aiming at international destinations. With the A321XLR, the carrier can spread its wings to Europe and farther in Asia. The airline’s European flight operations are under the auspices of codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines. Elbers believes that Indian airlines have less than their fair share of the market. It is expected to add 10 destinations in 2025, including Mauritius and a new destination in Thailand, but Elers hasn’t gone into detail.

The carrier will go further in launching a domestic business class by the end of the year. Elbers said the new business class could entice passengers who never fly the product offering.

The Indian airline owns a fleet of more than 350 aircraft but 70 aircraft are grounded due to issues with Pratt & Whitney engines. India is best known for being one of the fastest-growing countries as IndiGo operates 2,000 daily flight operations. Last year, IndiGo shocked the aviation industry by inking a deal with Airbus for 500 A320 family aircraft.

IndiGo and Japan Airlines Sign Codeshare Partnership

Meanwhile. IndiGo and Japan Airlines have announced that they have agreed on a codeshare partnership starting later this year. Subject to government approval, Japan Airlines is expected to start codesharing on IndiGo’s domestic flights in the upcoming winter, connecting its Tokyo – India flights.

Japan Airlines currently operates daily services between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Delhi and three times a week services between Tokyo Narita Airport and Bengaluru. However, Indigo doesn’t provide services to Japan yet.

According to the agreement, Japan Airlines could expand its route map to 14 Indian cities, such as Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata.

“The phase of the partnership expands the choices available to Japan Airlines customers for journeys to/from Japan, using IndiGo’s extensive network in India,” Abhijit DasGupta, Senior Vice President Network Planning & Revenue Management of IndiGo, said.

“With the extensive network, travellers to/from India and Japan will be able to book their flight on one ticket, and experience both IndiGo and JAL’s exceptional service,” Ross Leggett, Managing Executive Officer, Senior Vice President Route Marketing of Japan Airlines, said.

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