The Civil Aviation Ministry of India and Singapore have reached an agreement that will allow the two countries to resume the operation of the commercial flights. In light of this news, Indigo, India’s leading domestic airline has announced the resumption of commercial flights to Singapore from November 29, 2021, under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL).
The Current Scenario of International Travel
As reported earlier, Singapore's vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with India will start on November 29 and will operate six flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Passengers can apply for Vaccinated Travel Passes from Monday and they will available for both long-term and short-term travels. Moreover, Airlines will also have the option to fly non-VTL flights but will have to comply with the required and mandated health guidelines.
Indigo has informed that it has been allotted 3,618 seats in total after the opening of the India Singapore flying route. Out of the total seats, Indigo has announced that it will be using 1,624 seats in the Chennai-Singapore route. Furthermore, it will be using the rest of the seats on non-VTL flights to and from Singapore.
Indigo’s CEO said in a statement that the airline is happy to resume flights to Singapore under the air bubble agreement as the whole world seems to be coming out of the pandemic. He said that the air bubble agreements will help in resuming travel to international countries and will help the airlines in recovery.
Earlier, Ronojoy Dutta in an interview said that there was a faster growth and much rapid improvement in the sector than what was expected. He added that the last quarter’s performance for Indigo was quite remarkable and he expects that the airline will perform even better in the current quarter. He made a remark that revenue and traffic are coming back.
Things are not only improving for Indigo but for the whole Indian airline industry. As reported earlier, the month of November has brought a big sigh of relief for the aviation sector of India as the country witnesses the daily domestic air traffic reach closer to what it was pre-covid.