Kashmir turmoil: Indian airlines waive off cancellation fee; asked to run additional flights

5 Aug 2019 by Anithya Balachandran

In view of the current security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian airlines have announced full fee waiver on rescheduling and cancellation on flights to and from Srinagar.

Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to keep airfares from Srinagar in check as Amarnath pilgrims and tourists are flocking to Srinagar airport after the ‘leave valley’ advisory issued by the government. The aviation regulatory body announced, “Heeding to the advice of honourable minister Hardeep S Puri, airlines have agreed to take steps to put cap on airfare to and from Srinagar. Air India has reduced fares to ₹6,715 for Srinagar to Delhi and ₹6,899 for Delhi to Srinagar until August 15.”

Interglobe Aviation-led Indigo is also offering full wavier on flights to and from Jammu until August 9, 2019.

Indigo tweeted:  

Likewise, Vistara and Go Air too have offered waive off until August 7 and August 9 respectively. Travellers flying on Spicejet flights to and from Srinagar can also avail full refund and waiver on cancellation/change fee until August 9.

Additionally, the aviation regulatory body of India has also advised airlines to be ready to operate additional flights on the Srinagar route if required.

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