Full-service carrier Vistara on Monday said the airline will now allow it’s passengers to book two seats to and flying with one seat empty, to maintain social distancing in a aircraft.
Vinod Kannan, chief commercial and strategy officer of Vistara said “Passengers flying with Vistara can book two seats and fly with one seat empty. No extra will be charged for booking the one extra seat. We have informed the travel agents and the scheme will also be rolled out on our website,”
This scheme won’t just help airlines earn extra revenues but will also provide a chance for passengers, who want to fly with the adjacent seat vacant in the aircraft.
Maintaining social distancing inside the aircraft is difficult but some passengers like better to keep the seat beside them vacant.
An earlier proposal by the govt to keep the middle seat vacant wasn’t implemented after it had been found that social distancing norms can’t be fulfilled even after keeping the middle seat empty.
The airline, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, is currently operating 35-50 flights on a daily basis using 25-30 percent of its capacity.