IndiGo's CEO Ronojoy Dutta praised the Indian government for doing a "very good" job of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Imperial College London has conducted a study that has stated that the surge in tourism and mass gatherings due to social, religious or political events which can lead to a rise in Covid-19 cases, and can also worsen an expected third wave scenario in the country.
IndiGo CEO said, "I am ready to declare that we have won (over) Covid. It was very bad. Delta came to India first. We had a horrific experience but now, we are back down to 20,000 cases a day."
Ronojoy Dutta said during a panel discussion at an annual conference of the International Air Transport Association, a global airlines body that the he thinks by 2023 Covid will be history.
CEO Dutta said that he has to praise the government for the way they have worked with the aviation industry of the country in moderately scaling up the capacity.
When the central government has resumed the scheduled domestic flights on 25th May in 2020 after a break of two-month, it has permitted the carriers to operate not more than 33 percent of their pre-Covid domestic services and now it has been surged to 85 percent.
CEO Dutta said that Indian government has worked very closely with the aviation industry in resuming the international flights with various countries.
At present, the carriers are operating nearly 70 percent of their pre-Covid domestic flights services within the country and around 20 percent of pre-Covid international flights from the country.
The country has faced a brutal second wave of Covid-19 pandemic during the period from March till May this year.
As per the Union health ministry data, nearly 4.5 lakh people has lost their lives in India due to the coronavirus till date.