NEW DELHI : India’s low-cost airline IndiGo said on Wednesday that it will start daily flights from Bengaluru to Belgaum from 8 September this year.

“Further strengthening its connectivity out of Bengaluru, these new routes will be serviced by an ATR-18 aircraft," IndiGo said in a statement.

The airline run by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd also said that additional daily flights on Bengaluru-Madurai route will also be started from 8 September.

"These flights will strengthen point-to-point connectivity out of Bengaluru and enhance mobility within southern India," IndiGo’s chief commercial officer William Boulter said in the statement.

“We will continue to expand according to sectoral demand and offer an on-time, courteous and hassle-free service and affordable flying experience to our customers," added William Boulter.

The budget carrier, which added Belgaum in Karnataka as its 58th destination, is working on the multilingual approach in its digital strategy to attract and retain passengers from small cities. It is targeting eight regional languages, including Bengali as part of their outreach programme.

IndiGo claims to have garnered a market share of 48.1% as on June 2019.

After the suspension of Jet Airways operations, IndiGo has aggressively expanded its capacity on both domestic and foreign routes.

Shares of IndiGo on Wednesday fell 0.48% to close at Rs1624.65 on the BSE.


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