Mumbai, October 8: Budget carrier IndiGo announced the expansion of its overseas network with the launch of flight services to Male and Phuket from next month. The airline's announcement came ahead of GoAir's launch of flight services to the two new destinations in Thailand and Maldives from next week onwards. Special inaugural fares starting Rs 5,799 for the new flights. Male will be daily operations from Kochi and five-times per week from Mumbai. The Delhi-Phuket flight will operate six times a week. Passenger on Delhi-Patna GoAir Flight Sparks Panic Mid-Air as He Attempts to Open Airplane Door.
Starting this month, GoAir will operate three direct services a week from Mumbai to Phuket and Male respectively, and two direct flights per week to the two destinations from Delhi. It intends to start flights to Phuket and Male from Bengaluru in the "very near future," said Cornelis Vrieswijk, CEO of GoAir.
Return fares begin from Rs 17,999 all inclusive between Mumbai-Male and Rs 18,999 between Mumbai-Phuket. Delhi to Male and back, and Delhi to Phuket and back will cost Rs 18,999. Till now, Air India, Jet Airways and budget airlines, SpiceJet and Indigo have international flights to these destinations.
(With additional inputs from PTI)