COVID-19: IndiGo introduces choice to ebook two seats for single passenger

New Delhi, July 17

IndiGo launched a scheme on Friday that enables a passenger to ebook two seats for himself or herself to make sure further security amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The charges for the extra seat will be effective up to 25 per cent lower than the original booking cost. This offer is effective travel starting July 24, 2020,” the airline stated in an announcement.

The low-cost service stated the “6E double seat” scheme won’t be obtainable by way of journey portals, IndiGo name centre or airport counters. The scheme can solely be availed utilizing IndiGo’s web site.

Lack of social distancing by different passengers is a prime concern amongst flyers, in line with a survey by IndiGo that was performed on-line between June 20 and June 28 amongst 25,000 travellers.

“Factors such as lack of social distancing by other passengers (62 per cent of respondents), quarantine measures by states (55 per cent) and sitting in the aircraft with so many people (55 per cent) have been identified as key deterrents for air travel,” the survey stated.

India resumed home passenger flights from May 25 after a spot of two months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the airways have been allowed to function solely a most of 45 per cent of their pre-COVID home flights. The occupancy charge in Indian home flights has been round 50 to 60 per cent since May 25.

On Friday, IndiGo’s chief technique and income officer Sanjay Kumar stated: “Even though air travel is the safest mode of travel at this point, we understand the customers’ emotional need for safety.”

“We had been receiving such requests and are happy to introduce the option to book two seats for a single passenger to ensure additional safety,” he added. PTI

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