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IndiGo to connect Portugal & Switzerland with India through 19 new connecting flights via Turkey, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

In-line with its vision to enhance international connectivity leading Indian carrier IndiGo has announced the launch of connecting flights via Turkey to Portugal and Switzerland, through its codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines. These new routes and frequencies, effective from November 23, 2022, will offer new options and more capacity for travellers exploring trips between India and Europe in the upcoming holiday season.

Commenting on the development, Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo said, “We have witnessed a huge demand for travel from India to Turkey, Switzerland, and Portugal. Keeping the customer demand in mind, we now offer 19 connecting flights through Istanbul to destinations like Geneva, Lisbon, Porto, and Basel. This will not only enhance international connectivity but also add capacity on these routes and make travel more affordable. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service.”

Looking at the increasing demand from the medical tourists to both the destinations, IndiGo announced the recommencement of Hyderabad- Dhaka flights. Starting from December 8, the flights will be operational three times a week. According to data given by the Indian tourism ministry, Bangladesh accounts for approximately 54 per cent of all overseas medical tourists to India for treatment.

In another development, the airline has inaugurated its second maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. The 13,000-sq mts hangar is built on five acres of land and is the second largest maintenance facility at the Bengaluru Airport. IndiGo has signed a 20-year pact with Bengaluru International Airport Ltd for the facility.The facility can accommodate up to two narrow body aircraft at the same time. Additionally, the facility will have support infrastructure, including an engine QEC shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance work.

On Wednesday, IndiGo operated its first international A321 P2F freighter flight between Kolkata and Yangon with the freighter aircraft carrying general CarGo payload of more than 19,000 kg.

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