This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot, we look at IndiGo, India’s largest domestic operator.
The airline has this week resumed its domestic passenger flight operations after the Indian government lifted its previous restrictions. This is happening in a “phased manner,” according to the carrier. It has said it will operate domestic services on select routes initially gradually ramping up operations and then adding some international routes.
The impact of coronavirus “could possibly lead to a structural reset of the airline sector in India, with a strategic shift in terms of traffic growth, fleet expansion, pricing, costs and business models,” according to CAPA India.
The consultancy noted “with few exceptions, Indian carriers have weak balance sheets and precarious levels of liquidity” and “most Indian airlines have not structured their business models to be able to withstand even regular shocks, such as elevated fuel prices or economic downturns, let alone once-in-a-century events” such as the outbreak of coronavirus and subsequent temporary suspension of domestic and international passenger services in India.
Commencing operations in 2006, IndiGo is a low-cost carrier based in Gurgaon, India. The carrier, which is owned by Rahul Bhatia’s InterGlobe Enterprises, operates an extensive domestic network and international services to South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Gulf. IndiGo operates with a fleet of narrowbody and turoboprop equipment.
GLOBAL RANKING (as at 25-May-2020)
NETWORK MAP (as at 25-May-2020)
DESTINATIONS (as at 25-May-2020)
ANNUAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC (2010 – 2020YTD)
CAPACITY SNAPSHOT (versus same week last year)
ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)(NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change)
WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)
WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)
CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 25-May-2020)
LARGEST NETWORK POINT (w/c 25-May-2020)
BUSIEST DOMESTIC ROUTES BY CAPACITY (w/c 25-May-2020)
DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 25-May-2020)
AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 25-May-2020)
FLEET SUMMARY (as at 25-May-2020)
AVERAGE FLEET AGE (as at 25-May-2020)