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Indigo first Indian airline to trial IATA Travel Pass, launches Anniversary sale

Indigo has announced that it has partnered with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch trials of the IATA Travel Pass become the first airline in India to do so.

Indigo to trial IATA Travel Pass

Indigo is set to become the first airline in India to launch the trials of IATA Travel Pass on 20th August 2021. IATA Travel Pass enables travellers to store and manage their verified certifications for COVID-19 tests or vaccines.

The pass will allow passengers travelling on Indigo to create a digital passport to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination status to meet the entry requirements of the destination. The passengers will be able to share the test and vaccination certificates with authorities as well as airlines to facilitate travel. Furthermore, it will also enable passengers to manage and save all their travel documentation digitally for a smooth travel experience.

The pass will also allow authorised labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers. Indigo will launch the trials of the IATA Travel Pass on 20th August 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.

Other carriers such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have also conducted the trials of the pass. Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways recently expanded the use of IATA Travel Pass after successful trials.

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Anniversary sale

Indigo is today celebrating its 15th anniversary of flying. 15 years ago today, Indigo operated its first ever flight from Delhi to Imphal via Guwahati.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, the airline has announced a three-day special anniversary sale. The Delhi-based airline is offering all-inclusive fares starting from ₹915 on its domestic and international network as part of the special sale.

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.

The sale is live from today, until 6th August 2021, and will be applicable for flights between 1st September 2021 and 26th March 2022.

In addition to special airfares, the 6E add-ons including Fast Forward, 6E Flex, 6E Bagport are being offered at ₹315 and the Car Rental service is also being offered at ₹315.

Meanwhile, Indigo recently launched flights from Darbhanga, Bihar. The airline will operate daily flights to Hyderabad and Kolkata from the city. Indigo has launched flights on a brand-new route connecting Hyderabad and Srinagar. The airline has also announced a new route between Lucknow and Doha and is offering 10% discount to vaccinated passengers. Indigo will launch flights to Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh too. The carrier will also be resuming flights to Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh after a brief absence.

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