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Dalit protest: Domestic airlines waive flight cancellation charges

Air India said it will not charge any fee for cancellation of tickets or rescheduling of a journey to/from Mumbai on Jan 2, 3

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Dalit groups protesting in Mumbai against violence in Bhima Koregaon area in Pune. Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

Domestic carriers including government-owned Air India have waived charges for ticket cancellations and no show due to the ongoing unrest in parts of Maharashtra.

Air India said it will not charge any fee for cancellation of tickets or rescheduling of a journey to/from on January 2 and January 3.

Air India has decided to waive ticket cancellation/rescheduling charges for its flights to and from for today and tomorrow, a senior airline official said.

However, private carrier Jet Airways and IndiGo provided the waiver to their customers only for today.

"Due to the ongoing unrest in Mumbai, and Aurangabad, date/ flight change, refund, no-show penalties and fare difference if any, are waived off on all confirmed tickets issued for Jet Airways flights into/out of the respective cities for travel date January, 2 2018," Jet Airways said in a statement.

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groups protesting in against violence in Bhima Koregaon area in Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar has called for Maharashtra bandh tomorrow to protest the Maharashtra government's "failure" to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village in district yesterday.

The event to mark 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune district, in which forces of the East India Company defeated Peshwa's army, was marred by incidents of violence yesterday, with at least one person was killed.

Budget carrier IndiGo also said it will be providing change and cancellation fee waiver for flight to and from Mumbai for today.

"We will be providing will be providing change and cancellation fee waiver for flight to and from Mumbai for today," IndiGo informed its passengers in a tweet.

First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 21:46 IST
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