In the wake of Cyclone Fani, Indian airlines including Air India, Vistara and IndiGo have waived off charges and announced flight reschedule/cancellation.
IndiGo said in an official statement, “Due to Cyclone Fani, IndiGo flights to or from Bhubaneshwar have been disrupted. Flights later in the evening on May 2, 2019, are likely to be affected and all flights operating on May 3, 2019 stand cancelled. We are accommodating passengers to next available flights at no additional charge, waiving off cancellation fee and refunding the full amount.”
The Interglobe Aviation Ltd run airline has also cancelled all flights to and from Kolkata and is providing a full waiver for passengers travelling to and from Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam until May 5.
Likewise, SpiceJet is offering a full waiver on cancellation and date change charges for travel to and from Jharsuguda, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam between May 3 and May 5, 2019.
Vistara has assured to operate special flights to “clear backlog if required, once airports reopen.” The Tata SIA airline tweeted:
Air India operations from Kolkata and other Eastern Region destinations are also rescheduled/cancelled.
Air India tweeted:
Adding to this, GoAir has also waived cancellation and rescheduling fees for Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi.
Meanwhile, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu has requested all airlines to offer assistance for rescue and relief operations in view of the calamity.