IndiGo waives all change fees, says will reduce capacity in view of reduced demand
New Delhi, January 10, 2022
Low-cost carrier IndiGo has waived change fees and is offering free changes for all new and existing bookings made up to January 31 for flights up to March 31 in view of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the country and the consequent changes of travel plans by passengers.
The airline also announced that, with the reduced demand, it would be selectively withdrawing some of its flights from service.
"Owing to the increasing number of Omicron infections, large numbers of IndiGo customers are changing their travel plans. In response to customer needs, IndiGo is waiving change fees and is offering free changes for all new and existing bookings made up to 31st January, for flights up to 31st March 2022," a press release from the airline said.
"With the reduced demand, we will also be selectively withdrawing some of our flights from service," the release said.
The airline said that, where possible, cancellations of flights will be done at least 72 hours in advance and customers will be moved to the next available flight and will also be able to change their travel through the use of Plan B on our website.
"Since our call centre is currently handling a large volume of calls, we are encouraging our customers to use our digital channels where possible.
"We anticipate that around 20% of our current scheduled operations will be withdrawn from service," the release added.