Indigo has partnered with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become the first Indian airline to launch a pilot for IATA Travel Pass.
IATA Travel Pass enables travellers to store and manage their verified certifications for Covid-19 tests or vaccines. Read the article on IAG working with IATA on its new Travel Pass to know more about this initiative.
The pass will allow Indigo passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination status to meet the SOPs of the destination. The passengers will be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities as well as airlines to facilitate travel. It will also enable passengers to manage and save all their travel documentation digitally for a smooth travel experience.
The platform will also help authorised labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers.
Indigo will commence the pilot project from August 20, 2021.
Ronojoy Dutta, chief executive officer, Indigo said:
“We are proud to partner with IATA to become the country’s first airline to take this step towards enabling customers with a travel pass mobile app. This initiative is a significant step to prepare for a new normal, especially with regards to international travel.
“Today, most countries have implemented protocols for travellers across the globe and this IATA Travel Pass will simplify and digitize the requisite passenger information for respective countries.
“We are certain that our collaboration with IATA on this innovation will prove to be a stepping-stone towards international air travel recovery, while providing a hassle-free experience to our customers”.
In other news, Indigo is celebrating its 15th anniversary of flying. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the airline has announced a three-day special sale.
The special sale offers all-inclusive fares starting from ₹915 on the airline’s domestic and international network.
The offer is live from today, until August 6, 2021, and will be applicable on travel between September 01, 2021, until March 26, 2022.
Additionally, the 6E add-ons including Fast Forward, 6E Flex, 6E Bagport are being offered at ₹315 while the Car Rental service will start at ₹315.
William Boulter, chief commercial officer, Indigo said:
“We are all excited as we turn 15. It has been a great run as we built the brand Indigo not just in domestic but also international frontiers. Customer-first orientation is deeply embedded in Indigo’s DNA, as they have been an integral part of our journey.
“We look forward to achieving many more milestones together as we move forward to a post-pandemic era of travel and welcome them on board a lean, clean flying machine”.