Pay less for your air ticket cancellations from next month
Air ticket cancellation charges shall not exceed the basic fare and fuel surcharge charged by airlines on a particular route, according to rules notified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday. The aviation regulator has notified significant amendments to civil aviation rules relating to refunds, cancellation charges and facilities to be provided to persons with reduced mobility.
The new rules will be effective from August 1.
Cancellation charges are, however, a climbdown from what the DGCA had proposed last month. The regulator had proposed that the cancellation penalty shall not exceed the basic fare. At present, charges vary from Rs 1,500 to 100% fare of the ticket, depending upon the class, price level and time before departure.