Book plane seat for distancing, get a discount

6 months ago 20
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NEW DELHI: Vistara will soon offer a discount on the

price

of the

adjacent seat

a

passenger

wants to keep empty while flying in these pandemic times. “As of now it is being charged like another seat. But we are going to incentivise it by offering a discount for the second seat someone is buying to keep it vacant.
That is in the works,” said Vistara chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan. The airline, as of now, allows a passenger to book two adjacent seats — one for being kept vacant — through

travel agents

only, but at the normal price for two each. Vistara used to operate 200 flights daily before lockdown.and is now operating 30 to 50 flights daily on an average.
“We are utilising one-third of our fleet. The aircraft are 50-60% full with about 90 passengers per flight on an average. Almost 60-70% passengers now book five to seven days before date of travel (due to the uncertainty around travel with different states coming up with new norms),” he said.

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