Indian low-cost airline IndiGo, the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 39.6% market share (October 2017) is eyeing Europe to expand its network. According to newspaper Business Standard the airline has asked permission from the Indian aviation ministry to start flights to Frankfurt, Paris, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham (from Winter 2018/2019) and Brussels, Rome, Milan and Zurich (from 2019).
The airline, 41 million passengers in 2016, currently operates to 48 domestic and international destinations and has its primary hub at Delhi Airport. The airline currently operates a fleet of Airbus A320s and ATRs for its medium-haul network, but, according to The Indian Times, is now looking into a series of wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 777/787 and Airbus A330/A350. (Note: newspaper Business Standard is only speaking about Airbus A330)