The largest domestic airline company IndiGo today said that it doesn’t expect to restart operations with 100 per cent capacity after the lockdown gets over at the midnight of May 3.
Instead, the carrier is expecting that just 25 per cent capacity would come into the market post the lockdown period. To put it in layman’s language, if the airline was flying 261 planes just before the lockdown, that number is likely to fall down to about 65 planes.
In a Zoom conference organised by TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India), IndiGo’s chief strategy & revenue officer Sanjay Kumar said that nobody knows when the recovery will happen but the airline is making new business cases almost every day. “We will come out with a lot of measures, including revised boarding process.
After every plane landing, we will require additional 20 minutes of time to disinfect the planes so that we will be able to bring the travellers’ confidence back. Post the lockdown, this is going to be the new normal,” said Kumar.