NewsApril 18, 2020

IndiGo to Resume Flight Operations From May 4

IndiGo said it will be restarting operations with slightly curtailed capacity from May 4. To begin, it will start with domestic operations only and international routes will be added later on.

Private airline IndiGo announced that it will resume its operations from May 4, a day after the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end. IndiGo however said the operations will be resumed in a phased manner.

It said it will be restarting operations with slightly curtailed capacity from May 4. To begin with, it will start with domestic operations only, and international routes will be added later on.

“In its endeavor to reconnect critical air corridors post the lockdown, IndiGo will resume flight operations from May 04. Initially starting with a slightly curtailed capacity, the airline will increase the operating capacity over the subsequent months, also reopening selected international flights, depending on the existing international travel guidelines,” IndiGo said

Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said, “We will restart flight operations on vital corridors of air traffic from May 04. We will begin operations for domestic only and then gradually ramp it up further, to commence operations on some international routes as well. Our singular focus will be on ensuring the health of our customers and our employees.”

Dutta said for customers who are affected by the cancellations until May 03, the booking amount will be protected in the form of a credit shell under their PNR number, which can be used to make bookings for the same customer(s) on IndiGo’s website or mobile app valid for 1 year from the date of issuance.

The airline sector is one of the worst hit sectors due to the lockdown and economic disruption triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 25, India has been under a nationwide lockdown. Prior to that, the government had imposed restrictions on international flights and barred them from landing in India.