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Vaccinated Air Passengers Up for Delight as Airline Companies in India Offers Discounts on Airfare

By: Auto Desk

Edited By: Anirudh SK

IANS

Last Updated: June 24, 2021, 16:54 IST

Groundforce is 50.1 per cent owned by the Pasogal Group and 49.9 per cent by the TAP group, which in 2020 became controlled by the Portuguese state. (Image for representation)

Groundforce is 50.1 per cent owned by the Pasogal Group and 49.9 per cent by the TAP group, which in 2020 became controlled by the Portuguese state. (Image for representation)

The discount has been offered to support the government-led mass vaccination programme and incentivise air travel for such responsible citizens.

As the aviation industry reels back amid decreasing number of cases, airlines companies are tapping at the potential flyers by offerig vaccine discounts. Taking the first step is IndiGo which recently announced that it will be offering 10 percent discounts on tickets of passengers who have been vaccinated.

The discount has been offered to support the government-led mass vaccination programme and incentivise air travel for such responsible citizens.

The airline in statement said that the discount offer will only be available to vaccinated passengers aged 18 years and above, who are located in India at the time of booking and have already received a Covid-19 vaccine in the country.

Passengers who have availed the offer at the time of booking shall be required to furnish a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

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Alternately, they can display their vaccination status on the Aarogya Setu mobile application at the airport check-in counter/boarding gate, the statement added.

“Being the largest airline in the country, we feel it is our responsibility to contribute to the national vaccination drive, by encouraging more people towards this common goal. This offer will not only strengthen their resolve towards vaccination, but also ensure that they can travel safely at affordable fares with IndiGo. We are committed to offer an on-time, hassle-free travel experience to our customers, on-board our lean, clean flying machine," said Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer, IndiGo.

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The airline opened only limited inventory under the offer. It said that the offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer, scheme, or promotion and will be available only on IndiGo website.

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first published:June 24, 2021, 15:10 IST
last updated:June 24, 2021, 16:54 IST