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Flying On Instalments: Indigo Launches Flexible Ticket Payment Option

New Delhi: In its bid to mitigate business impact of Covid-19, airline major IndiGo on Thursday launched a flexible payment scheme called ‘Flex Pay’.

Passengers can defer the 90 per cent remaining payment “for a period of up to 15 days either from the date of bookings or before the date of departure” under this scheme, IndiGo said in a press release.

If a passenger has paid 10 per cent of the fare amount to get a ticket, and if he or she cancels the booking without paying the remaining 90 per cent, he or she will not be refunded this 10 per cent amount.

In general, passengers have to pay the entire ticket value upfront while booking a ticket on a flight.

According to the airline, with the help of ‘Flex’ pay, passengers can now secure their bookings by paying only 10 per cent of the total fare amount and defer their payment on domestic flight for a period of “up to 15 days either from the date of bookings or before the date of departure”.

For instance, the minimum Flex Pay Payment for a Delhi-Mumbai round trip for one passenger will be Rs 800.

“Whilst making the payment of the balance amount corresponding to the booking where a customer has exercised the ‘Flex Pay Option’, the ‘Flex Pay Payment’ paid by the customer upfront will be adjusted against the total booking amount,” the airline said in a statement.

At present, the airline offers close to 350 commercial flights daily, due to the capped capacity norms.

It has also deployed 10 aircraft for cargo operations.

(With Agency Inputs)

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