Indigo announces entry in Myanmar and Vietnam
Strengthening its presence in South-east Asia, IndiGo adds Yangon as the 18th international destination and Hanoi as its 19th international and 75th overall destination.
Effective September 20, 2019, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flight on the Kolkata-Yangon route. Yangon will be IndiGo’s 74th overall destination.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “In line with our international expansion strategy, we are excited to announce Yangon as our new international destination. We see significant traffic coming from Yangon to the Buddhist circuit thereby enhancing economic growth and tourism in India. This new route will strengthen the cultural relationship between the two countries and will boost trade, tourism and mobility.”
Effective October 03, 2019, IndiGo will operate its non-stop daily flights between Kolkata and Hanoi. Vietnam is the 5th Southeast Asian country in the 6E network after successful operations to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
Commenting on the entry in Vietnam, Boulter said, “It is truly a very special moment for all of us at IndiGo as it is the first route connecting Kolkata to Hanoi. This milestone reflects our relentless focus and commitment, while enabling the Government’s ‘Act East’ vision, in further strengthening the network between eastern corridors of India and the Southeast Asia region. We foresee a rising demand for Hanoi, which is famous for its historic architecture and a rich cultural blend of Southeast Asian and French influence. Additionally, we are also expecting a high demand for the Buddhist circuit as Vietnam has a large Buddhist community.”
Boulter further added, “IndiGo will continue to expand its network to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers wherever they demand. It is our constant endeavour to provide more flexibility of choice to our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on-time, courteous and hassle-free service, and an affordable flying experience.”