India’s largest airline, IndiGo has announced its schedule to start non-stop flights to Almaty and Tashkent. The airline will use the Airbus A320neo for these flights.
IndiGo to Almaty & Tashkent
India’s leading airline IndiGo will soon start direct flights to 2 more Central Asian destinations. The airline recently launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan) and Tbilisi (Georgia). Now, it will launch direct flights to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The airline has announced its flight schedule for non-stop fights to Almaty and Tashkent. In this article, we will look at the flight schedule, frequency and competition on this routes.
6E to Almaty
With effect from September 23, IndiGo will launch non-stop flights between Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and Almaty International Airport (ALA). The airline will operate the flight 3X weekly. It will deploy its 180 seater Airbus A320neo on this route. Head of Global Sales in a recent interview said that if these flights do well, IndiGo will consider to upgrade them to 232 seater Airbus A321neos. A quick look at flight timings :
6E 1801 : Departs Delhi at 20:50 hrs and arrives at Almaty at 01:05 hrs in morning
6E 1802 : Departs Almaty at 02:05 hrs and arrives at Delhi Airport at 05:10 hrs
This route is expected to bring the economic ties of India and Kazakhstan more closer. Tourism will get a boost with this additional service. Indian tourists will have the opportunity to explore the modern amenities and natural beauty of Almaty.
Along with Almaty, IndiGo will also add flights to Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent. With effect from 22 September, IndiGo will add direct flights between Delhi IGI and Tashkent International Airport (TAS). It will operate the route 4 times weekly with Airbus A320neo. Here are the timings of the route :
6E 1805 : Departs Delhi at 20:50 hrs and arrives at Tashkent Airport at 23:25 hrs
6E 1806 : Depats Tashkent at 01:05 hrs and arrives at Delhi Airport at 05:10 hrs
This route is expected to boost tourism travel between both countries. Indian tourists can explore popular culture, history and art of Uzbekistan. They can also explore popular Uzbek sites like Museums, Tashkent Botanical Garden, Imam-Al Bukhari, Kukeldash Madrasah and the Chorsu Bazaar.
Both these routes are already operated by foreign carriers. This means that apart from Middle Eastern carriers, IndiGo also has direct competition.
On Delhi to Almaty route, Air Astana is already operating 8 times weekly flights using a mix of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321. The airline started this flights in Winter Schedule of Year 2022.
Meanwhile, on Delhi to Tashkent route, Uzbekistan Airways operates 6 times weekly using a mix of Airbus A320, Boeing 767 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
IndiGo has a history of sustaining routes very well and hence, it is expected that the airline will do well on these routes as well despite having competition. All thanks to India’s growing aviation market. The airline recently launched direct services to Baku, Tbilisi, Nairobi and Jakarta.
Source Credits : FlightRadar24