IndiGo launches Madurai operations connecting Delhi, Chennai

March 1, 2017
  • 37th domestic among total 42 destinations on 6E Network
  • Also to connect Madurai to Hyderabad daily from 26th March

Continuing its strong focus to expand and penetrate further in the Southern region, IndiGo, India's largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier, today announced its entry in Madurai with the launch of two flights. Effective today, IndiGo will operate a maiden flight from Delhi to Madurai via Chennai and return Madurai to Delhi with a touchdown in Chennai. In line with IndiGo's strategic expansion plan, Madurai becomes the 37th domestic and 42nd overall destination providing enhanced connectivity to tourists and business travellers. By adding two more flights on this new sector, IndiGo now operates 883 daily flights. IndiGo is also commencing Madurai - Hyderabad daily flight from March 26th 2017.

Commenting on the new flight schedule, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, "Madurai being a pilgrimage spot and a flourishing cultural hub in Tamil Nadu attracts tourists from across the globe. It gives us pleasure to add Madurai as part of our growing network which will only help us serve the growing demand from the Southern region."

He added, "IndiGo's domestic network expansion program renders special attention to non-metro cities aimed at unlocking the tourism potential in these cities. The new flights and frequencies - on national and international sectors - is a testament to the growing customer base and we are hopeful that these flights will prove to be popular and convenient for our business and leisure passengers alike."

Mr. K. Veera Raghava Rao, District Collector of Madurai who was present at the launch event said, "Madurai is a rich heritage city. We are happy that IndiGo is launching air connectivity services which will help harness the tourist potential of this city. There is also a large Tamil diaspora that resides outside of southern cities and regularly travels to their home to connect with their heritage. Increased to and fro flights from the city will not only boost tourism but also provide convenient travel options to people."

New flight schedules are:

Flight No Origin Destination Departure Time Arrival Time Effective Date Frequency Minimum Fare (INR)
 6E-859  Chennai  Madurai  11:45  12:50  1-Mar-17  Daily non-stop  1499
 6E-118  Chennai  Madurai  18:25  19:30  1-Mar-17  Daily non-stop  1499
 6E-698  Madurai  Chennai  13:20  14:25  1-Mar-17  Daily non-stop  1499
 6E-385  Madurai  Chennai  20:00  21:05  1-Mar-17  Daily non-stop  1499

*All-inclusive lowest one-way fare available on limited seats. Fares & timings are subject to change without prior notice.