After a big announcement made by GoIndigo Airlines, IndiGo has become the first airline in India to offer passengers a discount on flight tickets, if they have got their COVID-19 vaccines (one dose minimum). The offer will give travellers a discount of 10% on the base fare of any flight, a significant saving for travellers who are going to travel after June 23,2021. The limited inventory is available, so some of the routes and dates may do not have the new vaccine discount offer “Vaxi Fare” available.
While booking, passengers have to enter their Beneficiary ID (mentioned on the vaccine certificate once you get vaccinated) to verify the status of the passenger. At the airport, travelers who are going to travel from Go Indigo Airlines will have to carry their vaccination certificate along with them or else will have to show the current vaccination status on official government app ‘Aarogya Setu’.
A quick search on the IndiGo website (which now has a vaccinated tab on the booking page) displays the savings on a few key routes. If you are flying roundtrip from Delhi to Mumbai from July 9th to 11th costs ₹10,638 for unvaccinated land but if you have taken the first dose of vaccine then you will have to pay just ₹9,672.
In a statement on the offer, IndiGo officials (Indigo Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer) said “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.” The statement added, “This offer will not only strengthen their resolve towards vaccination, but also ensure that they can travel safely at affordable fares with IndiGo.” They are committed to offer an on-time, hassle-free travel experience to our customers, on-board our lean, clean flying machine.
In last week, the passenger numbers rise more than 100,000 per day which is a big upswing from May, when traffic fell to 50,000. To keep this recovery going and encouraging more passengers to fly, more airlines might offer some offers similar to this one. But, for now, get your vaccination done so you can travel safely once again.