Will develop flight network to Russia, Central Asian countries in next few months: IndiGo official

IndiGo will develop a flight network to Russia and the Central Asian countries during the next few months, a senior official of the airline said on Friday.

While scheduled international passenger flight services remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, special international flights have been operating with the permission of aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

During the last few weeks, IndiGo has operated passenger charter flights and cargo charter flights to countries like Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, its Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Sanjay Kumar said.

“The last couple of weeks have given us a great learning on the potential of these markets, which were kind of unexplored from our point of view so far,” Kumar said at a webinar titled ‘The Way Forward for Developing India-Central Asia Air Corridor’ that was organised by industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

“I think we will be able to build up some kind of portfolio of routes and network into these markets going forward in the next few months’ time,” he added.

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