IndiGO Offers Discount To Doctors And Nurses To Thank Them Despite Heavy Losses

by Sanjana Shenoy
IndiGO Offers Discount To Doctors And Nurses To Thank Them Despite Heavy Losses

IndiGo, India’s largest domestic carrier announced on July 2 that it will extend a token of appreciation towards the doctors and nurses who are at the forefront of fighting coronavirus. And despite facing huge losses IndiGO announced a 25% discount on its flight tickets for doctors and nurses till the end of this year. The discount validity relies upon booking through IndiGo’s website. According to IndiGo, it’s also valid for sale and travel from July 1, 2020, till  December 31, 2020. Many establishments took to helping doctors and nurses in their fight against coronavirus. Earlier Taj Hotels opened its doors to doctors and nurses on COVID-19 duty. 

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IndiGO Offers 25% Discount To All Doctors & Nurses As Tribute

IndiGo is offering a 25% discount to all doctors and nurses from July 1 to December 31, 2020. This is in appreciation towards the hard work that medical staffs are put forward towards the fight against coronavirus. The airlines has named the scheme “Tough Cookie” campaign. And to make it extra special, IndiGo will track the  “Tough Cookie” journey at every step of the way. As a tribute to medical professionals, Brazil lit up its iconic Christ The Redeemer statue as a doctor.

Complementary Cookie Tin, Special Welcome For Doctors & Nurses In IndiGo Flights

This starts from a complementary cookie tin at check-in. Then proceeds to a  welcome announcement at the boarding gate. Doctors and nurses will get special “Tough Cookie” stickers on the PPE. And in-flight announcements giving them a warm welcome on-board will be made.

Also Read: Mumbai Staff Nurse’s Story Who Tested Positive For COVID-19

Doctors & Nurses Must Provide Valid Hospital IDs At Time Of Check-In

Speaking to a press release, IndiGo reveals, “The nurses and doctors will be required to provide valid hospital IDs at the time of check-in as a proof of their identity.”According to aviation consultancy Capa, the domestic aviation industry incurred losses of $3.0 billion to $3.6 billion in the June quarter due to the restrictions and diminishing travel appetite because of the pandemic.

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According to the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Twitter, 71,471 passengers travelled on 785 flights on July 1. The Indian airlines can only operate up to 45% of their total capacity on domestic routes. The commonly used A320 aircraft has around 180 seats in it. This means that the passenger load was just around 50 per cent on July 1. But passenger loads continue to remain low in flights, the operations of which resumed on May 25 after a gap of two months. Well, but we laud the airlines for giving a special tribute to doctors and nurses who are the real corona warriors. So here’s a special account of a Kasturba Hospital doctor who shares his experience on COVID-19.