While many airline executives remain rather gloomy about the near future, IndiGo’s CEO has a different perspective. The airline expects to be back to 100% of domestic capacity in three months. Furthermore, it has its eyes set on a full international recovery by the end of the year – and sees huge opportunities for growth post-pandemic.
Currently only at 28% of international flights
In an interview with US media outlet CNBC this week, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta presented a more optimistic outlook than most airline executives. Many industry voices say they are expecting demand to remain stunted until 2024. However, Mr Dutta believes that IndiGo will be back to pre-pandemic levels as soon as the start of 2022 and said he couldn’t wait to get there.
India’s largest airline in passenger numbers is currently only at 28% of its pre-COVID international capacity. However, the airline’s CEO says he anticipates a full recovery “by the end of the calendar year 2021.”