IndiGo to commence service to Istanbul in Mar-2019

    IndiGo co founder and interim CEO Rahul Bhatia stated (23-Jan-2019) the LCC is “looking to strengthen our international presence” in Q4FY2018/2019 and plans to commence services to Istanbul in Mar-2019 (Financial Express/Business Standard/Money Control/First Post, 23/24-Jan-2019). IndiGo principal consultant Ronojoy Dutta confirmed the LCC aims to “grow international aggressively” in 2019, with international services expected to account for approximately 30% of IndiGo’s capacity increase in Q4FY2018/2019. Mr Dutta noted IndiGo holds a 6% share of international traffic from India at present, while foreign airlines hold 61%, adding: “Our huge domestic network will help us tap the international traffic”.