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Indore: Direct flight to Chennai from April 5


Indore: Here is good news for frequent flyers of domestic and international routes as leading private airliner Indigo will start Indore-Chennai direct flight from April 5. Starting of this service will not only facilitate direct flight to another metro city in the country but also avail another boarding point for international flight.

Aviation sources told this correspondent that country’s low cost airline Indigo will kick-start its non-stop flight 6E-145 Indore-Chennai from April 5, on the auspicious day of Ram Navmi. According to sources, the 180-seater Airbus-320 with all economy class will depart from Chennai at 5.00 pm and will arrive in city airport at 7.15 pm. From city it will depart at 7.45 pm and will arrive at Chennai airport at 10.00 pm.

For the inaugural flight, the airline has offered a fare of Rs 3300 per passenger and booking for the same has been started 20 days ago, sources said. No Indigo official were available for comments. At present Jet Airways is operating a flight to Chennai via Pune which departs from Indore at 2.00 pm and arrives at Chennai airport at 5.30 pm.

Flying to Singapore, Bali, Malaysia, Thailand beneficial

The non-stop Chennai flight will be beneficial for passengers going to Singapore, Bali, Malaysia and Thailand from the city. Travelling through this route will save around 3 hours compared to going via Mumbai, New Dehli and Hyderabad. Though, travelling from Indore to Chennai could be longer compared to Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad, it ultimately save time save to to reach these destinations from Chennai. Besides, this route will be beneficial in terms of fare as well.  Fare to these countries from Chennai would be less by Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 compared to flying New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

“Indigo is kicking-off a non-stop Indore-Chennai flight from April 5. This direct flight is not only connects state financial capital to largest port in the Bay of Bengal, but it will also beneficial in terms of time and money for passengers opt to fly to Singapore, Bali, Malaysia and Thailand from there.”

Shantanu, Director, Flywings Travels