Kolkata, Oct 3: Consolidating its position as the leading Indian carrier, IndiGo, on Wednesday commenced operations to - the land of natural landscapes, ancient history and vibrant culture - Vietnam.
The airline inaugurated the first direct flight on Kolkata-Hanoi route, making Hanoi IndiGo’s 19th international and 75th overall destination.
Vietnam is the 5th Southeast Asian country in the 6E network after successful operations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and its recent flights to Myanmar.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are delighted to commence our operations to Hanoi on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. This inaugural flight is a step towards Government’s “Act East” vision and we will continue to expand in the east as part of our international strategy. Our connections to Vietnam will not only enable increased tourist footfall in both the countries but also connect the Buddhist community in Vietnam with important religious cities in India, Myanmar and China through Kolkata. We are happy to see the tremendous response on this flight and are confident of its success in strengthening social cohesion between the two nations”.
Mr. Boulter further added, “IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers across domestic and international destinations. It is our constant endeavour to provide our customers with a wider choice of destinations, along with on-time, courteous and hassle-free service, and an affordable flying experience”. These new flights are designed to cater to business and leisure travellers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options. "Customers who would like to plan their travel can book tickets through our official website www.goindigo.in," an IndiGO spokesperson here said. (UNI)