IndiGo expands international operations with Colombo as its 49th destination


  • Daily flights from Chennai, Bengaluru starting January 2018
  • Booking opens with attractive starting fare Rs 3599 (ex-Chennai), Rs 5999 (ex-Bengaluru)

National, December 14, 2017: IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing airline is proud to announce Colombo as its 8th international and 49th overall destination on its 6E network. The new schedule will see non-stop connections between Colombo to Chennai and Bengaluru, effective January 20, 2018.  Booking has been on open with attractive starting fare of Rs 3599 (ex-Chennai) and Rs 5999 (ex-Bengaluru).

With this addition, both corporate and leisure passengers travelling to and from Colombo will get the  opportunity to experience the on-time, affordable and a hassle-free travel experience that IndiGo is synonymous with. These new flights will further consolidate IndiGo’s position as the fastest growing airline in India with 149 Airbus A320 and three ATR aircraft strong fleet, operating over 1000 daily flights, connecting 49 destinations w.e.f January 20, 2018.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “As one of the most sought after destinations in South Asia, Colombo draws visitors from across the globe for its fine blend of tradition and culture. It gives us immense pleasure to add Colombo as our 49th destination and cater to the needs of both business as well as leisure travellers. We aspire to continue providing affordable and hassle-free travel experience to our passengers within and beyond India.”


New flight schedule is as follows:

Flight No Departure Dept Time Arrival Arrv Time W.E.F.
6E  1201 Chennai 6:55 Colombo 8:15 20-Jan-18
6E  1202 Colombo 9:15 Chennai 11:00 20-Jan-18
6E  1203 Chennai 12:00 Colombo 13:25 20-Jan-18
6E  1206 Colombo 14:25 Bengaluru 15:55 20-Jan-18
6E  1205 Bengaluru 18:00 Colombo 19:30 20-Jan-18
6E  1204 Colombo 20:30 Chennai 21:55 20-Jan-18

About IndiGo

IndiGo is India’s largest airline with a market share of 39.5% as of October 2017. IndiGo is one of the fastest growing low cost carrier in the world (source: CAPA). IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are always low, flights that are on time, and a travel experience that is courteous and hassle-free. IndiGo, with a Technical Dispatch Reliability of 99.85% (for quarter ended June 30, 2017) has one of the best On Time Performances in India. With its fleet of 149 Airbus A320 family aircraft, the airline operates over 950 daily flights connecting 47 destinations.

IndiGo is led by its President and Whole-time Director, Aditya Ghosh and is promoted by InterGlobe Enterprises and Mr. Rakesh Gangwal, an aviation industry veteran and entrepreneur. InterGlobe Enterprises is a leader in aviation, hospitality and travel related services‚ growing the market through innovation and service leadership. We build businesses and represent global brands that deliver quality and value. Established in 1989‚ with headquarters in Gurgaon‚ today InterGlobe has a network of 126 offices across 60 cities globally. InterGlobe employs more than 25,000 professionals across its businesses which include IndiGo Airlines (InterGlobe Aviation), InterGlobe Technologies, InterGlobe Hotels, InterGlobe Air Transport, InterGlobe Technology Quotient‚ CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (Advanced Pilot Training), InterGlobe Education (School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) and InterGlobe Real Estate.