IndiGo Starts Flight Operations Between India And China
An IndiGo aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)  

IndiGo Starts Flight Operations Between India And China


Expanding its international footprint, IndiGo Airlines on Sunday started flight operations between Delhi and China’s Chengdu city, it said in a statement.

“The airline inaugurated the first direct flight on Delhi-Chengdu route, making Chengdu IndiGo's 19th international destination,” the low-cost carrier run by Interglobe Aviation Ltd. said in a statement.

The inaugural flight departed from Delhi airport at 10 pm on Sunday and arrived at Chengdu airport at 4.55 am (local time) on Monday.

“China, besides being a popular destination for Indian tourists, is also the world's largest source of outbound travellers. Increased connectivity between India and China will attract tourists from both the countries, contributing to economic growth and social cohesion between the two nations,” said IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter.

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