IndiGo, India’s number one budget or low-cost airline, has suspended most of its flights amid the rising Omicron threat in the country. Multiple flights between cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, and three major airports of West Bengal, including Bagdogra, Durgapur, and Kolkata, have been suspended for three months.
West Bengal recently announced that flights to Kolkata from Mumbai and Delhi will be restricted and that only two flights per week will be allowed now. The rule has come into effect from January 5, 2022.
IndiGo Cancels Multiple Flights Between Delhi - Kolkata and Mumbai - Kolkata for Three Months
IndiGo said that following the announcement from the West Bengal government, it is reducing the number of flights to Kolkata, Bagdogra, and Durgapur from Mumbai and Delhi to only Monday and Friday. The airline said that flights for these routes for the remaining days of the week are cancelled for the next three months.
This move from the airline will definitely impact the airfares in the said routes. Before the restrictions, IndiGo was operating twenty-five daily flights between Kolkata and Delhi and 15 daily flights between Mumbai and Kolkata. Most of these flights will be cancelled, and it will also limit travel and tourism.
Customers who have already booked flights on the routes can claim their refunds or choose an alternate flight, says IndiGo.
In other news, Hong Kong has also cancelled all the flights from India after the Omicron variant was found in the city.