IndiGo Airlines will launch its daily flight from the Chandigarh international airport on September 26, a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the terminal.
The airline will be the first to start international operations from the city.
IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said, “We are excited about the flight launch from Chandigarh to Dubai. We look at Chandigarh as a promising market as city residents have been demanding international flights for long.”
“It will also fulfill our commitment to the people of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. We are committed to expand our footprint across the country and addition of these new flights reflects the same,” he said.
On July 19, IndiGo had sought permission to start international flights from Chandigarh to Dubai. On July 29, the airline told the Punjab and Haryana high court that it did not receive permission from the Centre to operate international flights.
Chandigarh international airport chief executive officer (CEO) Sunil Dutt said, “Indigo Airlines has got the permission to start international operations and they will launch their flights on September 26.”