One of the largest low cost carriers (LCCs) of India, IndiGo Airlines is also among the fastest growing LCCs in the world. The airline has a buy in-flight meal programme, besides offering a catalogue, Hello 6E, which provides a list of duty-free products that can be bought while flying. Being a low fare carrier, it offers only Economy Class seats and none of the flights have First Class or Business class cabins. Travellers making a domestic flight booking are advised to compare flight fares and connectivity offered by various travel websites.
Known for its low fares, on-time flights and hassle-free travel routes, this carrier has a fleet of over 70 aircraft offering flights to around 34 destinations across the country. The Technical Dispatch Reliability (TDR) of this airline is about 99.91% that gives it a reputation of among carriers with least number of flight cancellations in the country. According to sources, this Gurgaon-based carrier has reported a sharp jump in its annual net profit, which is an outcome of higher load factor and revenues.
For the last financial year, i.e., March 31, 2013, it has posted a net profit of Rs. 787 crores, which is almost five times in comparison to Rs. 128 crores in the previous year. A hike of around 516 per cent, this is the fifth time in a row that the carrier has recorded profits since its launch in the year 2008-09. Indigo Airlines, in terms of capacity, saw a 39 per cent increase due to which it has also grew its number of aircraft from 55 in March 2012 to 66 in March 2013, which at present has risen to 70. Passengers who are planning to make an IndiGo online booking can do so by log in on to leading travel websites in advance to get good discounts.