Cauvery water dispute: Airlines waives flight cancellation, rescheduling charges for Bengaluru tickets

Air India said it would not charge any fee for cancellation of a ticket or rescheduling of its flights to and from Bengaluru and Hubli upto September 16.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 13, 2016 10:21 pm
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In the wake of the prevailing situation in Bengaluru due to the Cauvery water issue, domestic airlines including national carrier Air India on Tuesday announced waiving off flight cancellation/ rescheduling charges for some of their flights for a specified period.

Air India said it would not charge any fee for cancellation of a ticket or rescheduling of its flights to and from Bengaluru and Hubli upto September 16.

“On account of disturbance, Air India waives applicable penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation & refund charges for travel from/to BLR & HBX for both dom & intl flts,on all tkts issued on/before Sept 13th ’16 for trvl on Sept 13th ’16,” Air India tweeted. (SIC)

Private carriers Jet Airways and Vistara also said they have decided to waive off date and flight change fee due to the situation in the Karnatka capital.

“Due to the present situation in BLR (Bangalore), we are waving off date and flight change fee to & from BLR for travel on 13th & 14th Sep,” Vistara said in a tweet.

Due to the current situation in Bengaluru, we will waive off penalties for date change & flight change on confirmed tickets to and from Bengaluru for September 12 and 13, Jet Airways announced.

A day after being rocked by large-scale violence, Bengaluru appeared to limp back to normalcy today with sporadic protests, even as the Karnataka government decided to comply with the Supreme Court’s modified order to release 12,000 cusecs of water Tamil Nadu till September 20.