Pay less for your air ticket can­cel­la­tions from next month

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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