Flight Tickets Cancelled Due To The Lockdown Will Be Fully Refunded, Says DGCA

The authorities have asked the passengers to apply for reimbursements within next 15 days. Passengers will be allowed to use the credit shell until March 31, 2021.

Neel Raju Nalawade

September 7, 2020

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This bit of news should come as a relief for Indian air passengers whose tickets were cancelled after a worldwide lockdown was imposed due to the novel Coronavirus. According to the news reports, the Director-General of Civil Aviation told the Supreme Court on Sunday, September 6 that all flight tickets booked by passengers in domestic and international airlines for travel between March 25 to May 3 this year will be ‘fully refunded’. The authorities have asked the passengers to apply for reimbursements within the next 15 days. Moreover, passengers are allowed to use the credit shell until March 31, 2021.

The aviation industry has been one of the worst affected industries with many global companies shutting their operations and laying off their staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several restrictions imposed on international and domestic travel, which have ultimately resulted in huge losses for the organisations.

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