NEW DELHI – India’s largest domestic airline IndiGo on Friday evening said that it will reduce capacity on domestic routes on 22 March, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to stay at home on Sunday in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
IndiGo has reduced its domestic schedule to match market demand over the next few weeks, the airline said in a statement on Friday evening.
“On Sunday 22nd March, in line with the Janata Curfew announced by the Prime Minister on 19th March, the airline will be operating approximately 60% of its normal domestic schedule, in order to accommodate those with urgent travel requirements on that day,” the airline said adding that it is trimming about 25% of its domestic operations.
No-frill carrier GoAir has also voluntarily suspended all flights on 22 March, in support of the Janta Curfew proposed by the Prime Minister, the airline said in a statement.
“GoAir will protect all the PNRs dated 22 March 2020 in view of the Janta Curfew for a period of one year under the Protect Your PNR scheme,” GoAir said in a statement.
“Passengers can contact GoAir at any time over the next one year to redeem their ticket on any GoAir flight on any date with no charges being levied,” it said.
“Vistara will operate on a reduced network on Sunday 22 March on account of Janata Curfew. Passengers who have been affected by cancellations will be contacted soon.” a Vistara spokesperson added.
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