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Airlines upbeat as business travel rebounds after a 2-year lull in pandemic

Domestic air traffic till now was largely fueled by leisure and people visiting their families

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Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Business travel, which had faced a wind-down owing to successive waves of the pandemic, is now on an upswing.

IndiGo, the country’s largest domestic airline, has seen a complete recovery in corporate travel in April and May.

Online travel companies too have registered strong growth in the segment with the easing of pandemic restrictions and opening of offices.

“In March we had 64 per cent recovery in corporate travel over the pre-Covid level. In April and May it reached the pre-Covid level. We are bullish about business recovery,” IndiGo Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Sanjay Kumar told analysts in a post-results conference call.


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First Published: May 26 2022 | 8:17 PM IST

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