Saturday, September 15, 2018

Air India, Jet Airways cancel Sunday flights to Hong Kong due to Typhoon Mangkhut

New Delhi: Air India and Jet Airways have cancelled its flights to Hong Kong on Sunday due to Super Typhoon Mangkhut that is headed towards this Chinese special administrative region. Both these airlines have waived ticket change charges for passengers booked on flights to or from Hong Kong for next two to three days. Flight resumption will depend on the situation there that will be reviewed on Sunday night-Monday morning.

AI and Jet are the only two Indian carriers that fly to Hong Kong. In a circular to travel agents, AI said: “In view of Typhoon Mangkhut approaching Hong Kong and possibly resulting in inconvenience to passengers, applicable penalties for re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation and refund charges for travel to/from Hong Kong stand waived on all tickets issued on/before September 11 to travel from September 16 to September 17… Waiver is only on penalty charges. Any fare difference will be additional.”
Jet Airways said in a statement: “Due to inclement weather in Hong Kong, these flights of September 16 to and from Hong Kong stand cancelled: 9W 78 (Delhi - Hong Kong); 9W 77 (Hong Kong - Delhi); 9W 76 (Mumbai - Hong Kong) and 9W 75 (Hong Kong - Mumbai). In light of the above, Jet Airways has waived off date/ flight change, refund, no-show penalties and fare difference, if any, for guests holding confirmed tickets issued on or before September 11 into and out of Hong Kong for travel from September 16-18. Guests are advised to check the airline’s latest flight schedule online… Jet Airways is closely monitoring the situation and will issue updates in due course. The airline regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”
15/09/18 Times of India