Indigo / 6E / Go Indigo

Indigo Flights ready for departure from Mumbai Airport

Indigo is the largest airline in India today and is aiming to become the largest airline in the world in the next decade. Indigo was founded in 2006 by Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia is one of the top 10 airlines in the world in terms of daily flights, fleet size, revenue and punctuality and load factor. The Indigo story of pure inspiration of growth, sustainable business practices and a mission to connect India with the world. Indigo is a Low cost Airline and has recently signed codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines and British Airways.

Today Indigo operates a fleet of over 300 aircrafts, operated close to 2000 flights daily connecting 80 airports in India and 30 international airports.

Indigo has a great inflight magazine called “Hello 6E” that offers great cover stories, great pictures and details of routes and destinations.

Indigo Eats is one of the largest food chains in India. It offers the Junglee Sandwich in combination with tea, coffee or juice on board. And there is something called the Nutcase. We will be sharing some of those photos soon this this page.

In a recent development, Indigo has started their royalty program called “6E Rewards” in association with HDFC bank and Kotak Bank.

Indigo has a airline code 6E and its website and most social media accounts used the name Goindigo. We all love their new punchline “India by Indigo”. Indigo’s Linkedin Page shows close to 22,000 employees and over half a million followers. The Twitter Page has regular updates and close to half a million followers. Their Facebook Page has close to 2 million followers. Indigo is active on Whatsapp using a business account number on +91 7428081281. Indigo also maintains and updates their Trip Advisor Page. And last but not the least, their mobile apps. On Google Play Story with over 10 million downloads and 300K reviews. Indigo on Apple App Store is rated at 4.2 from 1.5K reviews today. We use this app for flight bookings and web checking.

Indigo is listed on Indian stock markets and is one of the top performing stocks in aviation globally. Mr. Pieter Elbers became the CEO of Indigo in 2022. He has been creating lots of positives waves on a regular basis.

On 19th June, 2023, Indigo created a world record by placing an order of 500 Airbus A320 planes. These will be delivered in the next decade. Read their full and official press release here.

If this story of your interest, this book on Indigo will surely be of interest to you. Its called “The Indigo Story: Inside the Upstart that Redefined Indian Aviation”. The book is written by Mr. Shelley Vishwajeet and published by Rupa Publications in 2018. You can buy the book from Flipkart for Rs 500.

Video of an Indigo Flight taking off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport Mumbai on a rainy day.

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