Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said airlines cannot levy any additional amount of money for correction of a passenger’s name, in case the latter brings it to their notice after the ticket has been booked. The minister took to Twitter to inform the people of the regulations of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the matter.
“For the benefit of all passengers – As per DGCA regulations, Airlines cannot charge any additional amount for correction in the name of the same person, when the person brings this to the notice of the airline after booking the ticket,” Raju said.
He clarified this rule applies to any error in the name of a passenger while booking a ticket.
“The above is applicable for any error in the name of a passenger while booking a ticket. The correction has to be made without any additional charge,” he said in a tweet.