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IndiGo introduces 4 new flights; connects Kolhapur, Tirupati under Modi’s UDAN scheme

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Budget carrier IndiGo has added three new exclusive destinations to its network which will begin operations from 7 April 2019, the airline said. With fares starting at Rs 2,599, the site is taking the bookings now, it added. Including to and from flights from Chennai-Raipur, Hyderabad-Gorakhpur and Kolkata-Gorakhpur, all the routes will start operating by 30 April 2019, according to IndiGo s recent tweet. These will be daily flights, once functional.

The lowest price which was observed for Chennai-Raipur flight was at Rs 3,275. The Kolkata-Gorakhpur route was observed to be lowest at Rs 2,298. For Hyderabad-Gorakhpur route, the lowest fare was Rs 3,899 for a date in June 2019. A non-stop flight of 2 hours and 10 minutes will connect Hyderabad and Gorakhpur.

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Meanwhile, under the Modi government scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) which aims at connecting underserved cities, the budget airline is also starting a route named Kolhapur Express. Under this, daily non-stop flights between Kolhapur-Hyderabad and Tirupati are introduced, according to IndiGo s website. The route will begin operating on 12 May 2019. The airline is taking bookings for the same now. Also, the route fares start at Rs 1,999. However, the lowest fares available for Kolhapur-Tirupati flight were observed to be Rs 2,999 for a date in June 2019. The same for Kolhapur-Hyderabad flight was seen to Rs 1,999 for 2 hours and 45 minutes non-stop flight.

Previously, major Indian airlines including IndiGo, saw an upsurge in their prices following the daily cancellations of flights this week. This, accompanied by the chaos created by the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airlines led to a 20% hike in airfares in general.