Thursday, February 08, 2018

Air India waives cancellation charges for flights to Maldives

New Delhi: Air India has waived ticket change charges for passengers booked on flights to Maldives for the fortnight during which emergency will remain imposed there.
"In view of prevailing situation in Maldives, applicable penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation & refund charges for travel from and to Male for both domestic and international flights, stand waived for travel .... to February 20, 2018," Air India said in a tweet.
Tour agencies have said that Indians are considering alternate options due to the current situation in Maldives. Airlines like SpiceJet, Air India and SriLankan, which fly to Male, say their flights are operating.
Daniel D'souza, SOTC's head of sales, had recently told TOI: "Maldives conventionally is one of the most visited countries by Indian travellers.... Owing to the present situation, we haven't observed a change in bookings and in travel plans as yet with customers. However, alternate destinations such as Phuket, Srilanka, Bali, Cambodia and Philippines (Cebu) are being explored by travelers."
08/02/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India