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Is IndiGo turning a low cost carrier into friendly skies?


IndiGo’s appointment of veteran airline CEO Ronojoy Dutta to lead its aggressive expansion, particularly into new long-haul market.

The Indian low-cost carrier appointed a former United Airlines executive as their new CEO.

“We are very pleased that Rono is joining the IndiGo team. His enormous and varied experience and understanding of the complexities of the airline industry will be invaluable as IndiGo embarks on its next phase of growth,” said Rahul Bhatia, co-founder of IndiGo, in a statement.

In addition to being president, Dutta worked for nearly 20 years at United in senior leadership positions including senior vice president planning, senior vice president maintenance, vice president finance, and vice president information technology, said the statement.

He was an advisor in the restructuring of both Air Canada and US Airways, and was engaged in long-term consulting contracts with Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada. Dutta also has experience in the aviation industry in India, having served as the president of Air Sahara for two years.

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