Friday, May 29, 2020

92 Air India flights cancelled between May 28 and 31

Seems like it will take some time for seamless airline operations in India. On May 25, air travel resumed for domestic passengers withing the country; on the very first day, a number of flights got cancelled, resulting in a lot of chaos and confusion. Reportedly, Air India has cancelled 92 flights that were scheduled between May 28 and 31. As per news reports, the reason behind these massive numbers is limited or unavailable slots at major airports, along with stringent quarantine rules.

The 92 flights that have been cancelled include some on busy routes including Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Hyderabad, Delhi-Kolkata, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Bengaluru and Chennai-Delhi. Several Air India flights have been cancelled on other routes as well including Chennai-Mumbai, Kolkata-Guwahati, Mumbai-Bhopal, Chennai-Bengaluru, Kolkata-Dibrugarh, Kolkata-Imphal, Imphal-Aizwal and Kolkata-Agartala.

In an important update, Air India reached out to people via social media, stating, “If you are holding AI confirmed tickets with travel dates during 23.03.2020 to 31.05. 2020 and have had their flight cancelled will be allowed to book in available flights for the period 25th May 2020 till 24 August 2020 at no extra charge.”
It further mentioned that in case a person requires change of routing, only the re-routing charges will be waived but the applicable difference of fare will be charged. These changes can be done through the Air India call centre, AI booking offices and Authorised AI Travel agents only.

In a relate news, after being hit by the disastrous Cyclone Amphan, Kolkata airport is now ready to resume operations from May 28. However, there will be a limited number of flights (only 10 arrivals and 10 departures everyday).
28/05/20 Times Travel
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