indigo, India's prominent low-cost airline, has initiated new flight services connecting Jaipur in Rajasthan and Agra in Uttar Pradesh, commencing on October 29. These two cities, both rich in cultural and economic heritage, will be further united by these daily flights, facilitating both business and leisure travel. This move will particularly benefit students, enhancing accessibility to these renowned tourist destinations.
IndiGo is poised to link two of India's most sought-after tourist spots. Agra, renowned for the iconic Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts throngs of tourists annually, both domestic and international, eager to immerse themselves in the historic Mughal legacy. Meanwhile, Jaipur is a favored tourist destination, celebrated for its historic architecture and captivating sightseeing opportunities. These cities also form an integral part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi.
This announcement aligns with recent development efforts in Agra, including the expansion of Agra Airport (AGR). IndiGo, already commanding a significant domestic market share, further bolsters connectivity for students and travelers alike, making exploration of these populous destinations more accessible.
IndiGo, a subsidiary of InterGlobe Aviation Limited, emerged as a private enterprise in 2006 and commenced operations after receiving its first aircraft in July of the same year. The airline went public in 2011, subsequently becoming India's largest airline by market share. It presently holds the top position in India in terms of fleet size and passenger volume, boasting an impressive 64% domestic market share. Notably, IndiGo is soon to launch the first Hyderabad-Colombo flight in India, with a fleet comprising over 330 aircraft, solidifying its status as the largest low-cost carrier in Asia. With its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, IndiGo operates an extensive network of over 80 city pairs within India and serves 22 international destinations. In June, the airline made history with an order for 500 airbus A320 family aircraft, underscoring its commitment to growth and connectivity, which will particularly benefit students seeking to explore these culturally rich cities.