Saturday, September 29, 2018

Air India Stops 50% Discount on Transporting Mortal Remains from UAE

Air India has stopped giving 50% discount on transporting mortal remains of Indians who die in the UAE.

National carrier Air India has stopped the 50% discount it was giving to transport the bodies of Indians who die in the UAE. The airline has also decided to stop transporting bodies for free for the distressed and low-income Indian families, causing worries for lower-income Indian families living in the emirates.

According to Khaleej Times, Air India has confirmed that the special discount has been canceled from Sept. 19.

According to a senior Air India officer, the decision was made in accordance with The Air Cargo Tariff (TACT), with the standard rate specified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Gulf News said.

“As per the business rules of carriage of human remains in international stations, the IATA’s normal TACT rates are being applied by Air India all over its network, except in the UAE where we were giving 50 percent discount. However, the headquarters has decided to unify the fares internationally as per the Tact rates effective Sept. 19,” the publication quoted a senior Air India official as saying.
28/09/18 Little India

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