IndiGo has created history by becoming the first Indian airline to carry 100 million passengers in a single calendar year.
IndiGo, which celebrated its 17th anniversary in 2023, has also become one of the fastest airlines to reach the 100 million passenger figure.
In CY 2022, the airline welcomed 78 million passengers on board (slightly above pre-Covid19 levels). The new milestone represents a 22% increase in passenger traffic for 2023.
IndiGo recently achieved another first for India, by becoming the first airline to operate more than 2,000 flights a day.
IndiGo operates to 118 destinations, including 32 international destinations.
Speaking on the occasion, Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, said: “We are incredibly delighted to achieve this historic milestone, welcoming aboard 100 million passengers in a year.
“This landmark figure is the result of the love and trust shown by our customers and the hard work and passion of all IndiGo colleagues.
“This milestone is also a validation of our strategy which has been executed so diligently.
“At IndiGo, we are proud to give wings to the nation, by connecting people and aspirations for the past 17 years, making air travel accessible for hundreds of millions of Indians.”
In 2022, IndiGo embarked on growth strategy under three strategic pillars – ‘Reassure, Develop, and Create’ – to support its growth plans, as it aims to double in size by the end of this decade.
The airline placed an order of 500 new aircraft with Airbus, in addition to the 450+ aircraft orders that IndiGo had already made.
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