Thursday, December 12, 2019

Airlines cancel flights to Assam

New Delhi/ Mumbai:  Airlines on Thursday cancelled flights to various cities in Assam in the wake of unrest in the state.
IndiGo, Vistara, Air India, SpiceJet and GoAir are among the carriers that have cancelled their flights.
With respect to the ongoing unrest situation in Assam, a few Guwahati and Dibrugarh-bound flights have been cancelled on Thursday, an IndiGo spokesperson said in a statement.

"We are operating relief flights at capped fares for passengers who are currently at these locations," the statement said.

The airline has waived rescheduling/cancellation for passengers travelling to and from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 13.

In a tweet, Vistara said it has cancelled flights "as per government advice due to current disturbances in Assam".

"Flight UK725 (IXB-DIB) and UK726 (DIB-IXB) are cancelled for today. We are offering free change/cancellation to Guwahati and Dibrugarh flights through Sunday, December 15," it said.

An Air India spokesperson said that only its flights between Kolkata and Dibrugarh have been cancelled.

A GoAir spokesperson said the airline has cancelled flights to Assam on Thursday.

Calls and messages to Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola seeking comments on the ministry''s advisory to cancel flights to Assam did not elicit any immediate response.
12/12/19 PTI/Outlook
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