India’s number one airline, IndiGo is bringing back airport check-in for the passengers. People opting to go for check-in at the airports with IndiGo will have to pay Rs 100. Web check-in for the passengers still remains free of cost. The government had made it mandatory for the passengers to go for web check-in when the domestic travel was resumed in the country back in May. But now IndiGo check-in counters are back to service for the passengers who can’t or aren’t able to web check-in due to some reason. More on the story ahead.
IndiGo Check-In Counters Back Now
IndiGo is offering passengers check-in service at the airport counters, but for that, the airline is charging Rs 100. The service is going to start on October 17, 2020. The airline said in an official statement, “IndiGo has introduced a service fee of INR 100 for check-in at the airport counters effective October 17, 2020.”
The airline also added that it still encourages passengers to go for web check-in. This is to ensure that touchpoints at the airport are reduced to minimal. But for passengers who still want to go for airport check-in, they can get the service from October 17, 2020.
IndiGo is going to take all the necessary precautions to ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Meanwhile, the low-cost carrier is also planning to expand its cargo service. IndiGo might add a dedicated cargo arm very soon. As per an ET report, the airline has been in talks with Airbus for the same.
The airline’s dedicated air cargo service will not be a separate company. It will be added in the airline as a new division. In the past few weeks as well, IndiGo has been transporting a lot of cargo to destinations such as Delhi and even Dubai.
This might turn out as a beneficial decision for the airline. International Air Transport Association (IATA) has estimated that 26% of the revenues made by the aviation industry this year would be from cargo services.