IndiGo is modern India – starting in 2006 and now the biggest airline

IndiGo airline is the story of modern India.

Now India’s largest airline, IndiGo expects to see a growth at 30 per cent a year over the next few years.

It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 48.1% domestic market share as of June 2019.

Yet the company started flying in 2006.

Indian airport

IndiGo commenced operations on 4 August 2006 with a service from New Delhi to Imphal via Guwahati.

According to Dutta, chief executive of the airline, “We expect that half of that growth will go international, half will go domestic.” He is positive about the international operations of the airline.

The airline presently has around 238 aircraft in its fleet comprising of ATRs and narrow body aircraft.  The airline is looking at wide body aircraft.

Modern India – things change fast.


Author: Stephen Manallack

Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand. Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication. Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India. Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India. A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.

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