Go First, formerly known as GoAir, provided a 20% discount for fully-vaccinated travellers on Tuesday. Travellers on GoAir domestic flights will now take advantage of the GOVACCI scheme to get a discount.
According to the airlines, the offer is only valid for travellers who are doubly vaccinated at the time of ordering domestic flight tickets and are based in India. Passengers must show their vaccination status on the Aarogya Setu mobile app or carry their COVID-19 immunisation certificate provided by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, at the airport check-in desk.
The deal is only available on the Go First website or mobile app, according to Go First. The discount for two vaccinations is valid for the travel dates up to 15 days from the date of booking. The passenger can use the coupon code GOVACCI, which must be entered in the promo code field on the search page.
According to Go First's Chief Executive Officer Kaushik Khon, Go First's discount scheme is an attempt to encourage people to get vaccinated. “The past two years have been tough due to COVID-19, which has redefined the meaning of normal. We at Go First are committed to ensuring the safety of all our stakeholders. We began by supporting the vaccination of all our employees and now we encourage more people to get inoculated," he said.
"Go First understands the need for vaccination, especially in wake of the new variant and will continue to support India’s fight against COVID-19," said Go First's CEO Kaushik Khona in a statement released to the media.
Omicron on Rise in India
The news comes as India's Omicron total surpasses 200, with Maharashtra and Delhi recording 54. The discount scheme is an attempt by Go First to encourage people to get vaccinated.
In the United States, the Omicron variety accounts for over 73% of new Covid-19 infections recorded last week, making it the most frequent coronavirus variant in the country at the moment.
With the rise of COVID-19 new strain 'Omicron,' the government has made it mandatory for international passengers travelling in the country from "at-risk" countries to book an RT-PCR test in advance.