Budget carrier IndiGo Airlines has announced flights to Doha. Operations from New Delhi and Mumbai to the Qatari capital will begin May 5 onwards.

Flight 6E 1701 will depart New Delhi at 0130 and arrive in Doha at 0330. The return flight 6E 1702 will depart Doha at 1330 and arrive in New Delhi at 2000. One-way fares for this route will start at ₹18,888 (QAR 1,012).

Flight 6E 1708 will depart Mumbai at 1120 and arrive in Doha at 1230. Return flight 6E 1709 will depart Doha at 0430 and arrive in Mumbai at 1020. One-way fares for this route will start at ₹14,999 (QAR 803).

Doha is the 46th destination in the airline’s network. “With Doha as a new destination, IndiGo is all set to enhance connectivity between India and the Gulf region after Dubai, Muscat and Sharjah,” says a press-release by the airline.

“Being an economic and cultural hub of Qatar, Doha attracts a lot of business and leisure tourists. Adding Doha on our network is in line with our growth strategy and more so for the Middle-East. IndiGo has established itself as a preferred carrier on India-Gulf routes. We are hopeful that this daily service would also prove equally popular with our flyers,” says Aditya Ghosh, president and whole time director at IndiGo Airlines.