Great expectations from the Valley

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, shares how the upcoming TAAI convention would boost business to Srinagar, and how IndiGo would play a major part in this growth story.

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IndiGo is the partner airline for the upcoming TAAI Convention in Srinagar from March 27-30, 2018. Extending full support to the association, the airline is offering incredibly low rates to delegates attending the convention. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo says, “It is a great pleasure for IndiGo to be partnering with TAAI for its convention. As part of the offering, we have given special prices for the delegates so that they not only enjoy the convention, but also the beauty of Srinagar. The ultimate objective is to showcase Srinagar to the entire travel fraternity, and we believe that IndiGo can be a partner in helping achieve the overall target of promoting tourism and connectivity in that market.”

IndiGo also benefits with the convention going to Srinagar. “Currently, we operate about 11 flights a day into Srinagar, out of which five fly from Delhi and one each from Jammu, Lucknow, Hyderabad Amritsar and Bengaluru. Our objective is to increase the connectivity into this market. As the summer season is approaching, we have a lot of expectations from the travelling public across the country into Srinagar. This will also help airlines like us to expand our operations,” he explains.

As the summer season is nearing, we have a lot of expectations from travellers across the country as well as abroad to travel to Srinagar

With five flights a day to Srinagar on IndiGo, Delhi remains the biggest source market for the state. “As we expand our network and fleet, we have plans to increase this frequency to more than double. This is of course, subject to the slot and various other requirements in place,” he elaborates.

“Talking of their expansion pans, Kumar says, “Fleet and network expansion is part of our ongoing activities in IndiGo. We are currently operating a fleet of 155 aircraft with more than 1000 flights a day, covering 50 destinations across the network, and in the next six months we are looking at adding more aircraft into the field. Also, that will result in more destinations and frequencies on the existing routes and the expansion will continue to happen.”

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