To reconnect critical air corridors, post the lockdown, IndiGo will resume flight operations from 4 May. Initially starting with a slightly curtailed capacity, the airline will increase the operating capacity over the subsequent months, also re-opening selected international flights, depending on the existing international travel guidelines.
“Complementing the government’s efforts against Covid-19, we will restart flight operations on vital corridors of air traffic from next month. We will begin operations for domestic only and then gradually ramp it up further, to commence operations on some international routes as well,” said Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer of IndiGo.
The carrier’s singular focus will be on ensuring the health of its customers and employees. It is working closely with the government and the airports to take the aircraft and its airports to a significantly higher level of cleanliness while ensuring social distancing, he added.