Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo will introduce 12 new routes, including second tier destinations Indore and Vizag from Mumbai and Hyderabad. It will also boost flight frequencies between Delhi and Pune, and Mumbai to Kolkata.

From the beginning of August, the Gurgaon-carrier will have more than 500 flights per day, using 79 Airbus A320 aircraft to cover 36 destinations.

“IndiGo offers enhanced connections between Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Indore, and additional flights from Aug. 3 connecting Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore and Hyderabad,” IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh said.

In what could be a pre-emptive push against new AirAsia India competition, IndiGo recently introduced Advance Boarding Pass electronic check-in, and a mini-group booking scheme called Family Fares aimed at families of up to nine passengers.