Budget airline carrier IndiGo yesterday announced that it will start daily non-stop flights from Mumbai to Singapore and Bangkok from August 22.
"Connections between Mumbai and Singapore and Bangkok are highly significant from a trade perspective as it connects key commercial hubs in the region,” William Boulter, the chief commercial officer of IndiGo, said.
IndiGo, which won the Skytrax ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Central Asia and India’ award last month, has been looking to take over Jet Airways’ vacant routes, according to sources. The airline had earlier this week announced its decision to launch six new international flights that will connect Mumbai and New Delhi with Middle-Eastern countries.
IndiGo had also reportedly written to the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation claiming that the allocations of Jet Airways’ former routes had been done in an arbitrary manner.