Wednesday, July 01, 2020

NRIs call out Vande Bharat for steep fares, say it's Air India’s 'fund-raiser'

The Indian government’s Vande Bharat Mission — a massive exercise to bring back its nationals stranded in different countries — came as an immense relief to expatriates, especially for those whose visas had expired, those who have medical emergencies and those who had lost their jobs in the wake of the global lockdown.
However, what many passengers who took these repatriation flights under the Vande Bharat Mission could not overlook or comprehend is the steep airfares pegged by the national carrier, Air India. The one-way ticket price was unusually high, almost as much as the cost of a round trip. This got many questioning whether this is beleaguered Air India’s fund-raising exercise.
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