IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier, has commenced its operations to Doha.
With the touchdown of the Delhi-Doha flight, 6E1701, at Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Friday at 12.30pm, Doha became the seventh international and fourth Middle-Eastern destination after Sharjah, Muscat and Dubai on IndiGo’s network.
In an inaugural ceremony held at HIA, the maiden flight was welcomed with the traditional water cannon salute followed by a ribbon cutting attended by HIA officials.
According to information available on the IndiGo website,
- Delhi- Doha flight (6E-1701) will depart Delhi at 1.50 am and will arrive Doha at 3.30 am.
- Doha-Delhi flight (6E-1702) will depart at 1.30 pm and will arrive in Delhi at 8:00 pm.
- Mumbai- Doha flight (6E-1708) will depart Mumbai at 11.20 am and will arrive in Doha at 12.30 pm.
- Doha-Mumbai flight (6E-1709) will depart at 4.30 am and will arrive in Mumbai at 10:20 am.
Continuing to enhance further connectivity, IndiGo also plans to operate direct flights from Chennai and Kozhikode to Doha from July 20 onwards.
The launch of operations to Doha is part of the airline’s endeavour to strengthen operations in the Middle East region, according to a press statement.
With the launch of daily direct flights, IndiGo offers “affordable and convenient options” on two of the busiest sectors from India to and from Doha — Delhi and Mumbai.
Sanjay Kumar, chief commercial officer at IndiGo, said: “Being an economic and cultural hub of Qatar, Doha attracts a lot of business and leisure tourists. It gives us immense pleasure to add Doha to our growing network, which not only helps us cater to the growing tourist potential of the city, but also provides an affordable travel option to the Indian diaspora workforce who can now look forward to visiting their homes more frequently. Adding Doha on our network reinforces our commitment towards the Middle East region.
IndiGo has established itself as a preferred carrier on India-Middle East routes with increased capacities and compelling fares on Sharjah, Muscat and Dubai sectors over the years.”
Badr Mohamed al-Meer, chief operating officer of HIA, said: “Passengers’ convenience has always been our top priority, and we look forward to continually facilitating a safe and seamless experience for our customers travelling through Hamad International Airport — Qatar’s gateway to the world. With the addition of IndiGo flights, HIA now has a total of 25 weekly flights operating to Mumbai and 35 weekly flights operating to Delhi.”
Published on 7 May 2017