IndiGo, a low-cost Indian carrier, is all set to start daily flights from Dhaka from August 1 to provide the passengers with relatively inexpensive air fare.
The flights between Dhaka and Kolkata will also connect Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
A 180-seater A320 will depart Dhaka at 7.10pm and reach at Kolkata at 8pm while it will leave Kolkata at 4.40pm and arrive in Dhaka at 6.10pm.
“Our passengers on the route will get special opportunity to travel to any big cities in India from Kolkata by our carriers as we operate many flights every day on several routes,” said William Boulter, chief commercial officer of IndiGo. He spoke at a press conference at Sonargaon hotel in Dhaka yesterday.
Passengers would be able to book tickets through the official website of the airline and the all-inclusive fares start from Tk 4,918 (one way).
“The main characteristics of IndiGo are that the fares are low, flights are on time and we ensure hassle-free travel experience.”
“Dhaka will be our ninth international destination,” he said. The airline now operates flights to 42 domestic and eight international destinations with its fleet of 160 aircraft.
“IndiGo has completed 12 years of successful operations as the fastest growing low-cost carrier in the world, and adding Dhaka to its network will further augment the regional connectivity that we aspire to provide to our customers.” Boulter said.
Earlier, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla attended another event—Partners' Meet—of the airline. IndiGo's general sales agent in Bangladesh— Renaissance Aviation Services Ltd—joined the event along with its travel agents and stakeholders.