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AirAsia India offers 50,000 ‘free’ seats to doctors

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Srinagar: AirAsia India is offering 50,000 seats on flights on the domestic network to doctors under the AirAsia RedPass initiative as a move to honour their commitment in the fight against the pandemic and working tirelessly to save lives without fearing for their own.

The airline, in an official statement mailed to The Kashmir Monitor on Tuesday, said it will give away 50,000 “free” seats on flights across its domestic sectors to doctors as a gesture of gratitude for their commendable efforts.

“Doctors can submit their contact details and desired sector and date of travel between 1 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2020 with their registration number or ID as proof on,” it said.

Applications, the statement added, are open till 12 June 2020 with up to 50,000 AirAsia RedPasses available for doctors across India who would also be given special privileges like priority boarding at the airport.

The RedPass would be valid for a one way flight for the successful applicant doctors on the AirAsia India domestic network.

The airline clarified that only the base fare will be waived off under the RedPass Scheme.

“Airport fees, charges and statutory taxes will be borne by the traveller,” it said.

Speaking of the concept and inspiration behind the AirAsia RedPass, Ankur Garg, Chief Commercial Officer, AirAsia India said: “As a mark of respect to our doctors and in recognition of the admirable values they have displayed through the last few months, we at AirAsia India wanted to express our gratitude for their tireless efforts in keeping the nation safe and healthy. We understand that a lot of doctors have been away from their family and friends in the course of their commitment to their duty. True to our essence of connecting people and destinations, we would be honoured to play a part in connecting them to their loved ones.”