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Indigo reshuffles South-East Asia, cuts BOM/DEL-SIN and BKK

While there is no official announcement from Indigo on this, they have apparently pruned their Singapore operations from Mumbai and Delhi, as well as Mumbai to Bangkok. Reservations for BOM-SIN-BOM (6E051/052), DEL-SIN-DEL (6E011/012) are closed for flights from 1st March 2013. Also, Indigo is closing Mumbai – Bangkok route and reservations on 6E071/072 have been closed. It looks like Indigo could not keep up with being an unknown brand in the other market. Using just a web-based ticketing system, Indigo is not present on the Global Distribution Systems such Amadeus & Sabre which are used by Travel Agents worldwide to source and issue tickets. Over the years, on the Singapore route, there have been flights offered by Air India, Jet…

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Indigo starts going into losses too?

Indigo, the 6-year old low-fare carrier, which became the largest Indian domestic airline, a very professional and cool one at that, and the only profitable Indian airline might be slipping up as well. It seems their dream run seems to be finally coming to an end. As per a newsreport published in the Economic Times today, Indigo has lost the plot. India’s civil aviation minister, in an address in the Indian Parliament, states that the airline made a nominal loss of Rs. 88 Crores ($15 million) in the period April 2011-March 2012. In the preceding periods of 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, the airline made a profit of Rs. 18 Crores ($3 million), Rs. 447 Crores ($80 million), Rs. 603 Crores…

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Indigo unveils new retro-cool uniform for pilots

Indigo just went uber-cool all over again, with their new uniform innovation. Though they are a low-fare airline, perhaps they are India’s best at marketing themselves with a tongue-in-cheek cool about them. Incidentally, they are also India’s biggest domestic airline now.I’ve previously talked about their meals in matchboxes which I totally love, and also their Runway musical which is a class apart. Indigo just came up with new uniforms for their pilots, which boast of a Navy Blue Bomber Jacket, White shirt and Trousers. And this goes away from the traditional civil pilot uniform where a shirt+tie+blazer is the official look. Have a look at the video they posted: Do let me know what do you think of this. Does…

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Last few hours to book tickets on Indigo and Spicejet in a sale

A quick reminder, like I wrote two days back, there is a sale going on till 12 midnight tonight at Indigo airlines, where you can book to travel between January and March 2013 with a significant discount. Rush to their site if you have any travel plans in mind and you’d like Indigo to bring you there. Also, it totally missed my attention till today, that SpiceJet is running a similar flash sale as well till midnight tonight, with the exact same terms and conditions as Indigo, and the sale ends tonight again. Remember, the India domestic flights are only covered in this promotion. So, if you know what you want to fly to where between January and March 2013,…

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Flash Sale: Indigo 72 hour sale, travel Jan-March 2013

Indigo just put up a flash sale at 12 midnight India time valid for the next 72 hours, where they are offering flight tickets on all domestic routes at a significant discount on the base fare. You could end up saving quite a bit if you have your travel plans for early next year firmed up during this time frame. Take a look at some comparisons I made for you below: Mumbai to Delhi would cost about Rs. 4,800 one way on 9 January 2013 which is not in the sale period. But with the sale on, it goes down to Rs. 3,500 one way. Sweet. This is only valid on the domestic segment flights of Indigo, not the international…

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Do NOT behave like this on a plane

There are and there will continue to be weirdo’s in this world. A couple of days back, on a Mumbai – Delhi Indigo Airlines flight, one of these blokes stood up and acted violent on a plane. When he started charging towards the cockpit, the crew had to block the way with a food cart. He went to the extent of slapping an airhostess as well.   The passenger was brought under control, and handed over to airport security on touchdown. These are the kind of passengers who don’t just bring us shame, but stricter security procedures! Do not behave like this on a plane, okay? Live From A Lounge is present on Facebook, Twitter & available via email, RSS.

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Indigo launches Priority check-in & Priority Baggage services

Indigo, India’s no. 1 domestic airline, has launched ‘Fast Forward’, a new Priority check-in and Priority Baggage service at the metro airports in India. Chargeable at Rs. 200 per passenger per flight, Indigo is promising quicker processing of your Boarding Pass (which can in some cases directly be printed from a self check-in machine), by creating Priority Boarding counters on 6 major airports in India –> Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad. You also get baggage first on arrival. To avail this service, please report to the ‘Fast Forward‘ counter at the airport and show your itinerary. You can either pay for this service online on www.goindigo.in or during check-in at the airport. The fee will be applied for…

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Air India unleashes a fare war, Jet Airways, Indigo & SpiceJet follow!

This was bound to happen, I say. Air India has not been having its ‘fair’ share of the Indian domestic market for the past few months, where Indigo has taken the lead now (27.6% as of August 2012) and Jet Airways (along with JetLite) are the second largest players (with 25.2% marketshare of Indian domestic pax). Air India has been lagging behind for a long while and now at 18.2% marketshare. So, finally, the political masters of the airline, read the Indian civil aviation minister, one day told the airline it should quickly get marketshare. When there is no plan, the one plan that works beautifully in a price-sensitive market such as India is undercutting. This is what Air India…

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Indigo takes top spot from Jet Airways as India’s largest airline

I’ve been seeing this coming for a while now, but it finally happened. Indigo, the low-fare carrier which started up in 2006 to serve the Indian skies, inched ahead of the Jet Airways combine as of the July 2012 data which was reported last night. I’m not too much into reporting marketshare data on my blog, but this one does deserve a mention. As per the newest numbers published by the DGCA on 17th August 2012, here is the marketshare split amongst all the operators in India: IndiGo – 27% Jet Airways – 19.4%; JetLite – 7.2% (Combined 26.6%) Air India – 18.2% Spicejet – 17.8% Go Air – 7% Kingfisher – 3.4% I’ve loved Indigo’s no nonsense approach from…

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15% base fare discount on Indigo [book till August 10]

Indigo is offering a 15% discount on base fares for booking flights via their website to its registered members. There is no date of travel notified for this discount so you can book your tickets for as far out as the date Indigo offers. Once you log in, you need to proceed with selecting your flights just as you would usually do. Then, once at the payment page, apply the Promo Code ‘FOREVR6E’ to see the final price of your flight with the 15% off amount before making a payment. Take note, the amount off is only on the base fare, so the fuel surcharge will still be charged in full on these tickets. The promotion is valid for ticket…

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