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On Overview of IndiGo
IndiGo was transformed in less than a decade from the dream of two businessmen to one of the top low-cost airlines on the Asian continent. It is today India’s largest carrier, based on fleet size and number of passengers carried, and ranks second in terms of its rate of expansion among the airlines based in Asia.
The carrier was launched in 2006 through the efforts of Rakesh Gangwal, who had previously served as the CEO of US Airways, and by Rahul Bhatia, who had established the Indian conglomerate InterGlobe Enterprises. IndiGo began international services in 2011 and today serves seven destinations outside of India, including Nepal, Thailand and Singapore. However, most of its 48 destinations are inside its home country.
IndiGo is known for a business model that makes it possible to greatly reduce its operating expenses, including the use of employees to carry out different tasks. Costs are also reduced through its use of only one type of aircraft, the Airbus A320, with 134 of the twin-engine jets comprising its current fleet and more than 100 others on order.
What to Expect from IndiGo
Every Airbus A320 in the IndiGo fleet is geared to economy class, with a high-density arrangement of 180 seats per aircraft. The carrier does not provide in either in-flight entertainment or complimentary meals. However, passengers can purchase meals during their flights and can even bring along their own snacks, provided that the items meet certain guidelines.
IndiGo’s luggage policies allow for the carrying of one piece without charge and of cabin bags or other items, depending upon the space available in the overhead bin. Passengers will be charged a flat rate for excessive baggage. Those willing to pay higher fares will have access to other services, including selected seating and priority checking.
Having previously eclipsed the size of Air India, long known as the nation’s flag carrier, IndiGo carried more than 40 million passengers in 2016. Among other honors, IndiGo was ranked as the best low-cost airline in Asia for five years in a row, beginning in 2012, by the Skytrax consulting service.