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Centre orders refund for air tickets booked in lockdown

In an affidavit filed before Supreme Court, MoCA and DGCA has proposed that all passengers will be entitled to a full refund of their tickets booked by passengers in domestic and international carriers for air travel between March 25 to May 3, 2020 within 15 days.

If the tickets have been booked between March 25, 2020 to April 14, 2020 for the journeys to be undertaken between March 25 to May 3, 2020, full refund shall be given by the airlines.

The scheme formulated by the Centre states further that if any airline is not in a financial position to pay immediately, the fare amount shall be kept in a Credit Shell to be availed by the passenger for travel by the same airline on any route before March 31, 2021. This option is not available for foreign carriers, who must refund within 15 days.

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