CEO of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh said , “Hope to operate 150 flights on Monday; significant demand in the short term. He also made a remark on keeping up with the new rules imposed by the government and said they can be followed easily without any complexities. Singh also added that all check-ins at airports are going to be web check-ins.
“The government has been discussing these measures with us for some days now. So there has been some preparatory work already done by the airlines, and that the industry was adequately prepared to resume operations”, said the CEO.
India suspended flight operations after announcing lockdown on March 25 2020. However, a few rules that need to be kept in mind are using Aarogya Setu app by the companies and no cabin luggage shall be entertained.
“There will be no people lining up at counters at the airports and checking in there. The baggage drop off system as well is going to be something which is going just a simple drop off without the baggage tags being done right there on the spot by the crew wearing PPE suit ,” Singh added.
“From the government’s perspective, they needed to ensure that as they were opening flights the whole system appeared to be reasonable – that airlines got a reasonable return and that the passengers were not going to be fleeced”, according to sources.