IndiGo, India’s number one low-cost airline, has added one new destination in its portfolio - Agra. It is worth noting that this will be the airline’s 64th domestic destination. IndiGo will connect Agra from Bangalore and Bhopal by offering direct flight service in the routes under its regional connectivity scheme (RCS). As per an IANS report, these flights are slated to start from March 28, 2021. Bookings for these particular IndiGo flights are already open with Rs 2,523 set as the starting fare for Agra-Bhopal flight and Rs 3,789 for Agra-Bangalore flight - more details on the story ahead.
Agra Service to Boost Help IndiGo Grow Further
Flying to Agra would be very beneficial for the airline. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of India said that expanding to Agra won’t just benefit the airline on its domestic operations, but would also help with international operations once the travel restrictions are removed by the government.
Agra is one of the most famous places in India. It hosts multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, and thus it sees a lot of tourism all year around. Both domestic and international tourists are expected to visit the city once the pandemic subsides. There aren’t any flight services from Agra which connect directly with major cities of India which is a little surprising. But this flight service from IndiGo is all set to change that.
One of the reasons tourists didn’t visit Agra in the last few months was that there was no safe flight service available, giving them the confidence to travel. IndiGo adding Agra on its network of flights is expected to boost the city’s tourism under pandemic.
International flights in the future would mean that travellers can directly land in the city to see the world-famous Taj Mahal. IndiGo is certainly recovering well from the shock that COVID-19 pandemic brought to the aviation sector. The airline is now recognised as the biggest in the world outside of China and the US and as the seventh-largest globally.
IndiGo has reached 80% of its pre-COVID capacity, and the airline expects to reach 100% normalcy by the end of 2021.