- 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
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.
Supreme Court seeks reply from Ministry of Civil Aviation on petitions seeking complete refund of airline tickets booked for flights during the lockdown period. Court also asks Center and airlines to sit together and devise modalities for ways to refund. pic.twitter.com/LXg6VxQiUG
– ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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.