Indian cancellations to increase

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 6, 2016 10:18

Indian cancellations to increase

The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to announce soon new norms for ticket cancellation, baggage and denied boarding. The move also comes after domestic air passengers’ body Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) had written to the civil aviation ministry and aviation regulator DGCA to address these issues including adequate compensation to fliers in the eventuality of their flight getting cancelled or delayed.

At present a passengers receive between Rs 2,000-4,000 depending upon the duration of the delay.

According to DGCA, more than two-thirds of the airline flights in April were cancelled due to technical and operational reasons affecting 46,833 passengers were affected.

And regulatory moves to clamp down on refunds and the amount of the same could hit Indian-based airlines very hard indeed given the woeful figures above.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 6, 2016 10:18