The first flight landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) from Dubai at 11.05 a.m. and received a traditional water canon salute welcome at the airport in the presence of RGIA and IndiGo Airlines officials.
The new Dubai-Hyderabad flight will be IndiGo Airlines’ first international service to Hyderabad, and its first service from Dubai to south India.
The flight, 6E-25 will depart Dubai at 5.35 a.m. (local time) and arrive at Hyderabad at 11.05 a.m. In the return direction, 6E-26 will depart Hyderabad at 1.20 p.m., and arrive at Dubai at 3.45 p.m.(local time), said a release from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL).
“With more than 500,000 Telugu people in United Arab Emirates, this new service will enhance connectivity between Dubai and Hyderabad. IndiGo plays an important role in promoting tourism and Hyderabad has always been a favorite holiday destination for the UAE residents,” said GHIAL CEO Vikram Jaisinghani.
“The launch of the new flight on Dubai-Hyderabad-Dubai sector further strengthens our position in the India-Middle East market. We feel with IndiGo’s service on the route, more and more people will be able to take the advantage of its affordable fares and great service,” said IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh.
With the introduction of this new Hyderabad-Dubai service, IndiGo will operate four daily flights on India-Dubai routes including two daily flights on Delhi-Dubai-Delhi and a flight on Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai sector.