Friday, February 09, 2018

Airlines offer waiver on cancellations for Indian passengers flying to Maldives

Citing the ongoing crisis in Maldives, Indian aircraft carriers have announced waivers on cancellation charges and changes in date of flying for Indian passengers flying  to Male, capital of the country.

An Air India, spokesperson, said, "Starting February 8 we have been waiving of charges to passengers who opt to cancel or change their travel plans to Maldives. Though our flights are being operated between India and Maldives but it is for those who may want to avoid going there."

A Spicejet  spokesperson, added, "Sighting the ongoing crisis which has emerged in Maldives, SpiceJet has announced waivers on various charges to minimise the impact on the passengers. For travel period between 8 – 14 February to and from Male, passengers opting to cancel their tickets will be offered full refund and cancellation charges will be waived off."

The spokesperson further added, "For all change requests, SpiceJet will waiver the change charges only and will charge the fare difference. Passengers who do not want to travel, will be processed full refund."

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed the tensed situation in Maldives which plunged into a political chaos last week when it's apex court ordered the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, maintaining that their trials were politically motivated.
09/02/18 Mehul R Thakkar/DNA