First for desi airlines: IndiGo flies more than 10 crore passengers in a calendar year | India News – Times of India

 First for desi airlines: IndiGo flies more than 10 crore passengers in a calendar year | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: IndigoThe series of record-making continues unabated. The Rahul Bhatia-founded low-cost carrier has become the first Indian carrier to cross the 10 crore passenger mark in a calendar year. The feat was achieved when a passenger, Ritesh Banglani, checked in for Delhi-Bangalore flight 6E-6118 on Monday.
IndiGo had earlier become the first indigenous airline to cross Rs 1 lakh crore in market capitalization and operate more than 2,000 daily flights. In a statement, 17-year-old IndiGo says it has “joined a select club of global carriers. Such scale and growth (100 million passengers a year) places it among the top 10 countries.” Makes it stronger.Airlines In the world by Passenger traffic
In calendar year 2022, IndiGo flew 7.8 crore passengers – higher than pre-Covid 2019 levels. “IndiGo has become one of the fastest airlines to reach 10 crore passengers. The new milestone represents a 22% increase in passenger traffic for 2023. IndiGo recently announced another first for India. achieved, becoming the first airline to operate more than 2,000 flights a day. Today, IndiGo operates from 118 destinations, including 32 international destinations,” the statement added.
CEO of Indigo Peter Elbers We are incredibly happy to achieve this historic milestone of welcoming 10 crore passengers in a year… This milestone is also a validation of our strategy that has been so diligently executed. At IndiGo, we are proud to give wings to the nation by connecting people and aspirations, making air travel accessible to millions of Indians for the past 17 years.”
The 10th crore passenger, Ritesh Banglani, who checked in for 6E 6188 Delhi-Bangalore on Monday.

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