Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Saturday announced the launching of its new international flight services to Male and Phuket from November, an official said.
The Gurgaon-based carrier IndiGo will be connected to Male (Maldives) from Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kochi, while services to Phuket (Thailand) will be operated from Delhi from November, the official said.
The carrier will operate daily Kochi-Male flights and five-times a week from Mumbai-Male, the airline said, adding the services on the Bengaluru-Male route will be operated twice a week.
Meanwhile, the airline said it will operate six weekly flights from Delhi to Phuket.
Alongwith the new flight services, IndiGo has also announced special inaugural fares starting Rs 5,799 for the new flights.
Male will be the 13th and Phuket will be the 14th international destination for IndiGo as part of its overseas expansion, the airline said.
IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter told reporters, “We are pleased to announce Male and Phuket as our 13th and 14th international destination effective November. We will operate direct flights to Male from three key cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kochi. And we will also operate non-stop flights between Delhi and Phuket”.
"The new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers from these cities, who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options," the release said.
“IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers wherever they demand it,” he added.
With the announcement of new overseas flight services, IndiGo now see great potential to boosting tourism in India, as both Male and Phuket are key markets for the airline, it said.
(With inputs from agencies)