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Airlines to pay huge compensation for flight cancellation

Airlines to pay huge compensation for flight cancellation

As per the revised compensation norms, which are effective from August 1, an airline will have to pay up to Rs 10,000 to a flier in the case of cancelling/delaying a flight beyond two hours

 

Cancelling a flight or denying boarding to a flier will be cost heavily to domestic airlines as DGCA has come up with the new guidelines

Report says that as per the revised compensation norms, which are effective from August 1, an airline will have to pay up to Rs 10,000 to a flier in the case of cancelling/delaying a flight beyond two hours, while the compensation for not allowing a passenger to board the flight stands at up to Rs 20,000.

Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) founder and president D Sudhakara Reddy said that the new norms leave certain grey areas which need to be addressed.

Currently,  airlines offer a meagre amount of up to Rs 4,000 for both denied boarding and cancelling a flight.

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