Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a market share of 49.9% as of April, 2019. They operate a fleet of over 230 aircraft and are based at primarily at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, with bases across India.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

I flew IndiGo on a domestic flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, a flight that’s around an hour long.

Ahmedabad Airport

My flight today started at the compact domestic terminal, at Ahmedabad International Airport. After a boarding pass check I entered the terminal.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Landside the airport at Ahmedabad is pretty spacious, but this soon changes once you go through the elaborately decorated security checkpoint.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

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The security checkpoint is behind this elaborate entrance.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Security is split into male and female checkpoints.  After passing security all passengers must be hand frisked before proceeding to the departure lounge.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

The departure lounge is pretty chaotic – several flights were leaving at the same time. No PA system meant that boarding calls were shouted across the lounge.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Upstairs was a little quieter, and I found a nice museum about Mahatma Gandhi, who set up a temple in Ahmedabad.

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Aside from IndiGo, SpiceJet also operate a lot of flights from Ahmedabad, as well as GoAir.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

It was soon time to go back downstairs to the chaotic departure lounge, where my flight was preparing for boarding.

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Boarding

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

We took a bus out to the aircraft, and on arriving had to wait for the final passengers to be disembarked from the inbound flight – bringing back memories of Ryanair flights at Luton!

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Boarding was via this ramp.

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IndiGo squeeze 180 seats into their Airbus A320s, meaning the cabin was pretty cramped.  For an hour long flight though, it wasn’t too bad.

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Takeoff

After some difficulties starting the engines, we finally got on our way and took off into the clear skies over Gujarat.

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IndiGo’s inflight magazine is called Hello 6E, a reference to their airline code.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Snacks were available to buy on board, and seemed pretty reasonably priced.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

Interestingly, IndiGo only employ female flight attendants.

Flight Review: IndiGo – Ahmedabad to Mumbai

 

Landing in Mumbai

After a very short flight we made a descent and landing over the mountains and slums of Mumbai.

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An ontime arrival, and we taxied into the domestic terminal.

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Overall a pretty pleasant flight with IndiGo. They are most definitely a full-on low cost carrier, but they get you to where you need to go, cheaply and on time. In India, there isn’t much more you can ask for.

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