IndiGo will introduce 12 regional flights on the Buddhist circuit, which would include daily non-stop flights between Kolkata, Gaya and Varanasi.
Starting 8 August, IndiGo will commence flight operations on Kolkata – Gaya, Kolkata – Patna, Kolkata – Varanasi and Gaya – Varanasi routes along with additional frequency on Kolkata – Varanasi route. Bookings are already open for these routes, with fares starting at INR 1499 (USD 21.4).
William Boulter, chief commercial officer, IndiGo said: “As a part of our endeavour to enhance domestic connectivity, our regional (ATR or Regional Transport Airplanes) fleet helps us serve regional operations efficiently. These flights on the Buddhist circuit will not only provide more travel options to customers but also enable people to come closer to Indian history and spirituality.”
These flights will also help attract new tourist arrivals from around South East Asia, where IndiGo is adding a number of new routes into Kolkata over the next few months, including services from Vietnam, Hong Kong and China. With the introduction of these flights, IndiGo will continue to provide the flexibility of choice to customers with a consistent on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free flying experience, he added.