Indigo to introduce cheap late night flights


New Delhi: Low-cost airline Indigo is introducing the international Red Eye flights concept in the Indian skies. In a communication to travel agents, IndiGo has said it will be launching very late night non-stop flights between Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, and Delhi-Bengaluru from October 15. It is reported in Businessline newspaper. Such late night flights are popularly called ‘Red Eye’ flights in the US because they operate late at night at fares that are much lower than what airlines normally charge. As part of the plan, IndiGo plans to operate its 17{+t}{+h} non-stop flight between Mumbai and Delhi with a departure time of 2 am and arrival at 4.10 a.m. This flight will become operational from October 26 with fares starting at Rs. 3,055.

Chennai travelers can avail of the opportunity of the ninth direct flight to Delhi provided they are willing to travel on a flight leaving at 10.35 p.m. and getting into Delhi at 1.15 a.m. Flyers in Bengaluru wanting to travel to Delhi can leave at 10.15 p.m. and reach the Capital at 12.55 am in the morning. Indigo officials were not immediately available to talk on why the airline had taken the decision to launch such late night flights or whether the fares being offered on these flights were lower than those offered on its other flights connecting the same destinations.