IndiGo Bags Safest Indian Airline Tag

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Representational photograph of a child heading to board an IndiGo flight to Mumbai. Source: IndiGo

IndiGo, has been ranked #1 by the Safe Travel Barometer with a rating of 4.2 out of 5 as the safest airline in India.

Safe Travel Barometer, which is the world’s most comprehensive database for COVID-19 traveller health and safety protocols, has released the Safe Travel Score for airlines worldwide.

William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, “We are pleased to be ranked as the safest airline in India by the Safe Travel Barometer. We have not only taken all precautionary measures as mandated by the government but have also gone beyond to ensure the safety of our passengers onboard our flight. This recognition is the evidence of our commitment towards safety and it further encourages us to strive for better services for our customers as they travel onboard our lead, clean flying machine”.

The safe travel score by Safe Travel is based on an independent audit of various parameters which are applicable to an air journey starting from pre-boarding, boarding till on-boarding. It takes into consideration the COVID-19 related hygiene and the safety measures announced by the airlines for its travellers as well as its crew members. The parameters taken into consideration to measure the airlines for their safety include thermal screening of the passengers, face masks and hand sanitizers provided by the airlines and submission of a health declaration form by the traveller.

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A passenger accompanied by her child and IndiGo ground staff poses. Source IndiGo

Safe Travel Barometer is a comprehensive database of traveler health and safety measures announced by travel brands. The coverage includes more than 1,500 companies across 10 industry categories, 50 parameters, and traveler arrival information on more than 80 destinations.

It is an independent subsidiary of VIDEC, a travel industry advisory and consulting firm. Visit www.safetravelbarometer.com for more information on Safe Travel Score, explore other travel industry categories, countries of interest, and partnership enquiries.

IndiGo Pips Vistara

The ranking is dynamic. In August, when Safe Travel Barometer released its world rankings for the first time, Vistara was the safest, not just in India, but in the whole of Asia Pacific. It had a rating of 4.4. The airline’s rating over a month later has come down to 4. IndiGo’s rating in August was 4.1.

In August, Vistara was also the second-ranked globally, just behind Lufthansa, which had a rating of 4.5.