IndiGo Airlines’ parent company, InterGlobe Aviation, has signed a 20-year land leasing contract with the operator of Bangalore International Airport to build its second own maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) base. The new facility is due to open in 2020 and will be the second IndiGo MRO facility at the Delhi International Airport.
The 13,000-square-metre hangar on five acres of land will be able to accommodate two narrowbody aircraft at the same time. The facility will also feature support infrastructure, including an engine QEC shop warehouse and engineering offices for all repair and maintenance. With a fleet of over 200 aircraft and operating over 1300 daily flights, including 158 daily departures out of Bengaluru, Indigo is among the fastest growing carriers in the world.
“We believe that we must always offer a comprehensive bouquet of services that will facilitate the growth of our airline partners,” said Hari Marar, MD and CEO at BIAL. “IndiGo has been one of the fastest growing carriers at the BLR Airport. The outcome of this agreement will create more connectivity and open new markets – further enhancing its growth. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with IndiGo.”
Kempegowda International Airport with its strategic location will play an integral role for IndiGo going forward, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, the airline’s COO said. “It is for this reason that IndiGo decided to build a hangar as the core of our maintenance centre in South.”