From February 15, passengers travelling domestic routes on government-run Air India may think twice before cancelling their tickets.

From that date a charge of around Rs 2,000 (£20) will be payable in case of a no-show.

Previously Air India’s cancellation charges were Rs 1,500 (£15).

Air India is not the first airline to levy such high cancellation fees. Cancelling a flight on budget airline SpiceJet means paying Rs 1,899 (£18), while AirAsia India charges Rs 1,502.

Neha Gupta