IndiGo pronounced ‘CAPA Global Low Cost Carrier of the Year’
OCT 8, 2015: IndiGo has been conferred upon with the CAPA Global Low Cost Carrier of the Year award at the 2015 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, held in Helsinki, a part of CAPA’s 2015 World Aviation Summit. Aditya Ghosh, president IndiGo received the award from Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman CAPA - Centre for Aviation, at a gala dinner hosted by Travelport.
This award is a testimony to IndiGo’s continued success and the consistent strategy that has defined its unmatched performance, year after year. IndiGo was selected by the judging panel to for its ability to thrive in an extremely challenging market. The judges were particularly impressed by the execution of IndiGo’s leadership team.
Now in its thirteenth year, CAPA’s Aviation Awards for Excellence is one of the most prestigious accolades in the world airline industry and are a global benchmark for airline excellence. The awards are intended to reward airlines and airports that are not only successful but have also provided industry leadership in an always changing environment. A total of only eight awards were given out this year.
Congratulating IndiGo, Harbison, executive chairman, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, said, “In less than 10 years IndiGo has grown to become India's largest domestic airline with a market share of close to 40 percent. Despite operating in a very challenging market, IndiGo has consistently reported profits for each of the last seven years, including a record profit in FY2015. Over the same period India's airlines combined have lost in excess of $10 billion.”
Delighted on receiving the award, Aditya Ghosh, president, IndiGo said, “This award holds special significance as it is a recognition of our continued focus towards building a sustainable and growing air transportation network that provides a reliable and consistently high quality offering at lower costs. We are humbled by this recognition and express our gratitude to the esteemed jury. I accept this award on behalf of each and every member of my team at IndiGo, whose passion and commitment are the key reasons for making us who we are and who make my job one of the best jobs in the world. We take pride in putting India on the global aviation map. We still have a long way to go and we feel we are far from perfect but we do try very hard each day to compete with ourselves and make it just a little better, each day. Finally, our sincere thanks to more than one hundred million customers of ours till date and our travel partners without whose, constant encouragement and trust, we would not be able to do what we are doing!”