New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo has announced to start its daily non-stop flight operations between Delhi and Istanbul, starting from March 20, with Airbus A321 aircraft. With this flight operation, IndiGo becomes the first airline to fly to Turkey. Moreover, Istanbul becomes the 16th international destination of the airline. Meanwhile, bookings for the flight has been open with promotional fare starting from Rs 23,999.

“No more guessing lets make way to Turkey y’all! Enjoy the comfort of flying non-stop from Delhi as we have a daily flight to take you there. Lets see Turkey, shall we?” IndiGo said in its official Twitter handle on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo William Boulter said, “It is our privilege to be the first Indian carrier to fly into Turkey. Istanbul is one the most attractive tourist cities in the world and the gateway from Asia into Europe.”

IndiGo’s new CEO Ronojoy Dutta reportedly said that the airline would make a major expansion into international markets.

Dutta said, “If India is to establish itself as a major player in these supply chains, we need to be connecting our cities to the worldwide supply chains.” He mentioned that there are supply chains of goods, services and capital that run across the world. Dutta added, “Expect us in the months ahead to be making a major expansion into international markets.”

IndiGo has a fleet of more than 200 aircraft and operates over 1,300 daily flights.“Foreign carriers carry 61 per cent of the traffic in and out of India, we carry only 6 per cent,” said the new CEO of the carrier.

(With Agency inputs)