IndiGo, India’s leading carrier, today announced flight operations to Riyadh, making it the airline’s 22nd international and 82nd overall destination. The new flights will directly connect Delhi with Riyadh and Kuwait, effective from 11 October, this year.

The airline currently operates daily non-stop flight between Mumbai and Jeddah, extending direct connectivity between the capital cities of India and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Chief commercial officer, IndiGo William Boulter, said, “We are very pleased to be opening flights between Delhi and Riyadh, connecting the capitals of both countries and strengthening IndiGo’s presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has tremendous potential as a centre of commercial and political activity. We are adding services from Mumbai to Riyadh as well, maximising the commercial potential of connections from India to Riyadh. Furthermore, we are building on our footprint in Kuwait, commencing a service from Delhi, adding to our destinations served to and from this important state in the Middle East,” he said.

Boulter said: “IndiGo will continue to expand its network in Middle East to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travellers. It is our constant endeavour to provide flexibility of choice to our customers as IndiGo continues to offer them on-time, affordable, courteous and hassle-free flying experience always.”