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Kolkata: IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, has inducted its second Boeing 777 aircraft,
on damp lease, which will operate to and from Mumbai- Istanbul route, effective on Wednesday.

The Boeing 777 aircraft has the seating capacity of 400 passengers in a dual class configuration with 24 business and 376 economy class. IndiGo has been operating its first wide-body- Boeing 777 aircraft on the Delhi- Istanbul route, which had started from February 1 last. These aircraft have been introduced to cater to the rising demand for international travel from India, according to media statement.

Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to induct our second Boeing 777 aircraft on damp lease, which will operate on the Mumbai-Istanbul route. Through this addition, we are implementing our strategy and delivering on our promise to provide more convenient travel options for people looking to travel between India and Europe this summer. Istanbul being a key stop, is also connecting 33 European destinations via our codeshare connectivity. The new aircraft will not only increase capacity on the route but also help in keeping the fares affordable. We are continuously reassuring our customers by delivering on our commitment of being on-time, affordable, courteous, and providing a hassle-free connectivity across an unparalleled network.”

The customers can pre-book hot meals and purchase alcohol for in-flight consumption. They can pre-book Jain meal, Veg, or Non-Veg hot meals as per preference, choice of buying blankets and pillows as well as amenity kits on the flight.

Through its codeshare arrangement with Turkish Airlines, IndiGo has been adding connections to European destinations over the last few months. These codeshare connections provide access to

the countries including Bulgaria, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Malta, France, the Czech Republic, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, and Edinburgh.

These flights will cater to business and leisure travellers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options to access destinations which help in building businesses and are known for their tourist attractions.

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