IndiGo’s focus is on profitability not passenger occupancy, says Aditya Ghosh


New Delhi: On Monday the budget airline’s chief Aditya Ghosh has conveyed that, IndiGo’s focus is to build a “large air transportation network” and to “produce profitably”. Aditya Ghosh has also further conveyed that, you sell every seat at Rs 10, all your flights would be full and you will have the maximum Passenger Load Factor (passenger occupancy).

 It is a sure shot way of operating a bankrupt airline. Competitor budget airline SpiceJet has proofed the maximum traveler occupancy in the industry for 19 months in a row. He has also conveyed that, we are focused on profitable enlargement. We are not here to run an airline for the subsequently one month. Ghosh was conveying on the sidelines of an event previous week.

IndiGo is India’s main domestic airline by market share. The low-cost carrier’s domestic market share stroked an all-time elevated of 42.6% in October with industry experts predicting it would rapidly cross the 50% mark. The combined domestic market share of Jet Airways, Air India and SpiceJet – the three biggest players following IndiGo – stood at 43% in October.

Aditya Ghosh has also further conveyed that, we have arranged airplanes which are coming all the way for the subsequently 12 years. So it’s (focus is) about rising profitably, about building a huge consistent and reliable air transportation network. It’s not concerning what happens in the subsequently 20 days. IndiGo’s net profit for the September quarter was Rs 139.8 crore and it has more than 400 planes on order.

The airline currently tweaked its aircraft order converting 20 A320neo planes to the bigger A321neos. “We have the elasticity to do so. We will see how it goes. We are the launch customers,” Ghosh conveyed adding that, when asked whether they would opt for more A321neos.

The A321neo can seat 240 travelers as the A320neo can accommodate 189 travelers. Airlines like Jet Airways and Air India are already deploying bigger wide-body jets on high density domestic routes and Ghosh said IndiGo would look at deploying the bigger A321neos on such routes.