Some airlines start booking trips for June, sources say

MUMBAI: Some airlines have started booking flights from June onward, sources said Monday amid commercial flight services remain suspended until May 31 due to.

Commercial flights have been suspended since March 25 when the blockade began to slow the spread of infection.

They opened reservations for their flights starting in June, one of the sources said.

When contacted, a source from SpiceJet said they have been open since June 15.

Fuentes de and Vistara said they were taking reservations for domestic flights.

There were no official comments from SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara and GoAir about the start of the reservations.

On Monday, the national president of the Indian Air Passengers Association (APAI), Sudhakara Reddy, had pointed out that some airlines began to book.

We understand that 6E (IndiGo), SpiceJet, GoAir hv started taking reservations for international flights, imagining that the flights will operate from June 1. Please don't fall for the trap. Your money will become a shell of credit, instead keep it safe at home, he said in a tweet.

Shortly after the national blockade was extended until May 31, aviation regulator DGCA said Sunday that all scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended until midnight on May 31.

Foreign and domestic airlines will be adequately informed about the opening of their operations, whether international to or from India or national, respectively, in due course, he added.

After the airlines failed to reimburse customers in cash in the initial phase of blocking for canceled flights, the civil aviation ministry asked national companies to fully reimburse customers requesting cancellation of reserved tickets during that time. blocking period.

The notice was issued after several people complained on social media about their terrible experience with domestic airlines that they decided not to give a cash refund for flights canceled due to the blockade and instead issued a credit deposit for future travel. .

He had said that any ticket booked between the closing period of March 25 to May 3 is entitled to a full refund without cancellation charges. There has been no counseling since then.