Economy News in Hindi: SC seeks reply from Ministry of Civil Aviation on complete refund of airline tickets booked for flights during the lockdown period | Passengers affected by flight ticket cancellation in lockdown get credit facility for two years, relaxation of booking tickets on any route

  • Court seeks response from aviation ministry regarding full refund of booked air tickets for lockdown
  • Center and airline companies agree on different ways to refund ticket money

Dainik Bhaskar

Jun 12, 2020, 02:08 PM IST

new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Ministry of Civil Aviation on public interest petitions filed for full refund of air tickets booked for flights of lockdown period. At the same time, the court said that the center and the airline companies should sit together and agree on different ways to return the ticket money.

Credit facility for two years

The Supreme Court said that why should the credit facility given by the airline companies in the form of refund be applicable on short duration and same route? The court suggested that passengers whose flight tickets are canceled should get the benefit of the credit facility for at least two years. Apart from this, passenger should get credit facility for booking tickets on any route. At the same time, the court also qualified the airline as a party in these petitions.

Several parties filed PIL including Pravasi Legal Cell

Several parties, including the Pravasi Legal Cell, have filed PILs in the Supreme Court regarding the refund of air tickets booked for the lockdown period. The petition has also questioned the credit facility being provided by the airline companies in return for refunds. This credit facility is also called shell credit.



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