India’s largest discount airline by market share IndiGo has received government approval to start flights to Dubai, the airline said in a statement.
The airline has also received approval from the aviation authorities of Oman, Thailand and Singapore to start operations in those countries.
It will fly to these destinations from several Indian cities.
The Delhi-based airline placed a record order of 180 Airbus SAS A320 aircraft last week.
The flight schedule will be released in the next few months, the Indian carrier said in the statement.
It said the approval will “hasten the process of Indian carriers taking back some of the market share that has been lost over the past many decades to foreign carriers.”
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