The national carrier of India, Air India on Saturday opens flight bookings for select domestic flights from 4 May onwards and for international flights from 1 June onwards.
The airline has stopped taking new bookings in the wake of COVID-19. Air India is not selling any domestic flights for travel till 3 May and on all international flights for travel till 31 May.
“In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, we have currently stopped accepting bookings on all domestic flights for travel till May 3, 2020, and on all international flights for travel till May 31, 2020,” a notification on Air India’s website said on Saturday.
PM Modi earlier announced a complete lockdown in the country starting March 25, and all flights were stopped from flying till April 14, the end day of lockdown.
However, the lockdown was further extended till May 3 and so the DGCA extend the ban on flying till May 3, 2020.
Despite the nationwide lockdown, many domestic air carriers started accepting bookings for travel dates after April 14, barring Air India, which decided to not take any bookings till April end.
Air India has now come forward to announce the commencement of bookings for flights on May 4 and June 1 for domestic and international flights respectively.
Budget air carrier Indigo and GoAir had also earlier said that it is prepared to resume domestic operations ‘in a phased manner’ from 4th May.
Just because Air India opens Demotic and International bookings for 04th May and 1st June does not mean that they are going to operate on that day for sure.
We suggest if you need to travel and don’t want to block your money then you should wait for the decision of Civil Aviation and DGCA before booking or reschedule your flight.
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