After lockdown IndiGo to stop serving in-flight meals on their commercial flights for a brief period of time

The recommencing of commercial passenger flights after the 21 days of lockdown or prolonged for a further period of time, IndiGo will cease onboard meals for a short duration and will halve the seat capacity of the coaches, said Ronojoy Dutta, CEO of the airlines. He added that their primary aim would be to initiate the basic basic services and consistently increase its capacity.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world, a 21 days lockdown have been imposed by the Indian government deferring all international and domestic flights till April 14. Only those which are allowed by DGCA are operational during the lockdown like the medical evacuation flights. Keeping in mind the consequences that may be perturb the the airlines, Dutta prioritises to curtail the fixed prices of his flights. The DGCA is currently formulating fresh strategy to have a control over the spread of deadly coronavirus.

Special attention would be given on social distancing among all passengers and also the staffs, for instance, maintaing a gap of one seat between each other. Sanitizers would be supplied to all travellers including the staffs. It would also request the flyers to have one metre of distance in the check-in counters and as and where possible. The crew members should also follow the same while serving the passengers.

Dutta in an email to his employees said that their chief concern will not only dwell on everyone’s safety but will also take into account their health. Though the new measures are yet to be finalized, but they will soon be coming up with it. But there will be repeated cleansing of the aircrafts, break-off from in-flight meals for a certain period of time and managing the airport-buses at a 50 percent capacity.

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