A welcome ceremony under the auspices of His Excellency Said bin Ali bin Nafal Al Mashali, Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Affairs was organised at the Diwan of Royal Court, VIP Lounge, adjacent to Muscat International Airport.
After receiving the Airbus 320, the Chief Guest HE Mashali and Aditya Ghosh cut a cake with a traditional Omani sword that was served along with snacks and drinks to officials from Oman Airport Management Company (OMAC), Civil Aviation Authority, Ground Handling Agencies who were present on the occasion along with MIS (GSA for IndiGo) and IndiGo officials from the local as well as India office.
Aditya Ghosh left by the same flight at 0005 hours on 11 October.
“This is a landmark moment for us and we hope more customers will take advantage of our competitive rates, high quality service and matchless on-time performance,” said an MIS spokesperson. The initial airfare on IndiGo is at OMR88 for a return ticket to Mumbai that is operating four times a week. The carrier has ambitious plans to connect to more destinations in India by the end of the year.
IndiGo is India’s second largest airline with a market share of 19.6% in June 2011, as well as the country’s largest low fare carrier. IndiGo is the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world (source: CAPA).IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are always low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. IndiGo’s On Time Performance is one of the best in India. IndiGo’s Technical Dispatch Reliability is 99.91% making it the airline with the least number of cancellations in India. With its fleet of 44 new Airbus A320 aircraft, the airline offers 265 daily flights connecting 29 destinations – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangkok, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Dubai, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Singapore, Srinagar, Trivandrum and Vadodara.
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