As part of its mission to strengthen regional connectivity, IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, has announced direct flights from Kurnool to Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam, and Chennai under the RCS-UDAN scheme.
IndiGo to Provide Accessibility
The flights will be start from March 28, 2021 with bookings opening from February 1, 2021. Being the 5th largest city, Kurnool will also be the judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh, as per the recent 3-capital proposal passed by the state government. Increased accessibility will not only open more avenues for tourists but also for government officials travelling to and from Kurnool.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to add Kurnool as our new domestic destination in our 6E network. It will strategically enhance regional connectivity in southern India, as Kurnool will be one of three capitals in the state of Andhra Pradesh, as well as the node for the upcoming Hyderabad-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor.”
Mr. Kumar said that these flights will not only strengthen connectivity within and from Andhra Pradesh to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, but also promote trade and commerce in the region. Kurnool is also known for tourist attractions such Ahobilam, Nallamala Forest, Belum Caves, which will attract domestic tourists as Indians focus on exploring the country this year.
Sanjay Kumar further said, “IndiGo is committed to providing an affordable, on-time, safe and hassle-free travel experience onboard our lean clean flying machine”.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. In a statement the airline said that it followed a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience.
With its fleet of 262 aircraft as of March 31, 2020, the airline offered 1,674 peak daily flights during the quarter and connected 62 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations.