In its bid to strengthen regional connectivity, IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, announced Rajkot as its next destination on the 6E network.
The airline will operate direct flights to Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad as part of its summer 2021 schedule, w.e.f March 28, 2021. These new connections will strengthen connectivity between the key metro cities in the country, while fulfilling the demand for enhanced connectivity.
Destination Rajkot Calling
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to announce Rajkot as our new domestic destination to strengthen regional connectivity. The city, known for its casting and forging industries, is one of the prime industrial centres in Gujarat.”
Mr. Kumar informed that increased connectivity to Saurashtra’s financial capital will boost trade, commerce, and tourism in the region. “IndiGo is committed to providing an affordable, on-time, safe and hassle-free travel experience onboard our lean clean flying machine,” he said.
|6E 6507||Daily*||Bengaluru||Rajkot||March 28, 2021||15:55||18:30|
|6E 6508||Daily||Rajkot||Bengaluru||March 28, 2021||19:00||21:15|
|6E 0717||Daily||Delhi||Rajkot||March 28, 2021||10:30||12:35|
|6E 2027||Daily||Rajkot||Delhi||March 28, 2021||13:05||14:45|
|6E 0382||Daily||Mumbai||Rajkot||March 28, 2021||10:40||11:45|
|6E 5532||Daily||Rajkot||Mumbai||March 28, 2021||12:15||13:40|
|6E 6719||Sunday||Hyderabad||Rajkot||March 28, 2021||13:45||15:30|
|6E 0432||Sunday||Rajkot||Hyderabad||March 28, 2021||16:00||17:45|
* Different times on Tue & Wed
IndiGo is a statement said that it follows a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 284 aircraft, the airline is operating over 1100 daily flights and connecting 60 domestic destinations and 6 international destinations.
In a post on Network Thoughts, Ameya Joshi reminded of how Jet Airways found Rajkot to be a favourite airport to be in and at one time operated operated four daily flights but normally operated thrice a day, more often than not with B737-700s of Jetlite(S2) its subsidiary.
Air India and Air India Regional also operated flights, but Jet Airways’ departure saw SpiceJet enter. According to Network Thoughts, the airport has always been a high yield destination and most high yield destinations in India are so because of lack of capacity and in most cases additional capacity deployment is not possible due to infrastructural issues at origin or destination.
At Rajkot the problem is grave, says Ameya Joshi, who writes that with a short runway and an apron which can accommodate only one A320/B737 aircraft at a time (along with an ATR) makes it challenging and a delay for any of the flight has a cascading effect across airlines.