IndiGo, India’s second largest airline by market share, has launched direct daily flight service from New Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal. This new route, beginning October 28th, marks the fifth international market for IndiGo, behind Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and Muscat. The low cost airline celebrated it’s five year anniversary in August 2011, which also marked the time when Indian carrier became eligible to operate international flights. IndiGo’s maiden international route took flight on September 1, connecting New Delhi with Dubai.
IndiGo’s entry into Nepal brings the total number of international airlines to 28. This includes the 5 other Indian carriers, Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite and Spice Jet, already operating flights to India’s northeastern neighbor. International airlines operating in Nepal saw a 20.19 percent rise in passenger traffic in 2010 compared to 2009.
Round trip tickets begin at Rs 4999. The New Delhi to Kathmandu route will operate on an Airbus A320. Daily service departs New Delhi at 10:55 AM arriving Kathmandu at 1:00 PM. A return flight will depart at 2:00 PM arriving in New Delhi at 3:50 PM.
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