The budget carrier IndiGo, also happens to be the largest carrier in India with a fleet of planes more than 250. The carrier is also on the task of inducting new flights and expanding routes. As part of its new network expansion, the airline has announced connectivity to Dammam from another Indian city. IndiGo has announced that now it would be connecting Delhi to Dammam directly with its new flight. This is not the first IndiGo flight from India to Dammam, but IndiGo already operates flights to Dammam from other domestic destinations like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, and Trivandrum. Now the carrier will boast of having five direct flights to Dammam taking off daily from the major five cities in India. The new flight will begin on March 10.
India and Saudi Arabia Gets New Connecting Flight
IndiGo Chief Commercial Offer, William Boulter, remarked on this new flight, We are delighted to launch another connection from Delhi to Dammam, strengthening our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”, he further added, “We witness a huge demand for travel between India and Saudi Arabia, on account of commercial opportunities and visiting friends and relatives.”
IndiGo’s Connectivity to Jeddah and Dammam
In the upcoming days, IndiGo is also set to launch new flights to Kathmandu and Jeddah. The flight to Jeddah would connect to Bengaluru, whereas the Kathmandu flight would be from Mumbai. The Bengaluru-Jeddah flight has been announced to start on March 29, whereas the Mumbai-Kathmandu flight has been announced to begin on June 25. In addition to this, on March 1, IndiGo is launching a Chennai-Colombo flight.
Boulter also said, "Having connected Jeddah with Delhi and Mumbai last year and Bengaluru now, will promote trade and tourism in both the countries through increased mobility". "Furthermore, Mumbai-Kathmandu route will channelise increased tourist traffic from India to Nepal, promoting opportunities and economic growth in the country.”
Jeddah and Dammam Important for IndiGo
It is worth noting that the destination of Jeddah and Dammam are of strategic importance for the airlines. Whereas on the announcement of the flight for Kathmandu, IndiGo has remarked that it plans on promoting trade for both the countries. The airline also added that the start of the flight from Mumbai to Kathmandu would also mean an increase in channelised traffic for both Nepal and India.