Bharat Bandh: Air India Announces No-Show Waiver And Free Date Change


National carrier Air India on Monday announced a no-show waiver and one free date change for its passengers, in the wake of Bharat Bandh called by farmers on Tuesday (November 8).

In view of Bharat Bandh call on 08th December 2020 by agitating farmers, it is likely to cause disruption in public transport and also hinder the free flow of private transport.

As a measure to facilitate passenger convenience, it has been decided to waive No-Show Charges and allow one free date change for passengers who fail to report to the airport for their travel.

Validity: For passenger holding confirmed tickets with date of travel 08 December 2020 with departure from any Indian Airport.

Air India said in a trade circular

“For passengers who are unable to reach the Airport due to possible disturbance on 8th Dec, no-show charges will be waived and one free date change allowed for those with confirmed tickets for travel on 8th Dec 2020 from any Indian Airport,” Air India said in a Tweet.

“Due to expected disturbance tomorrow i.e. 8th December’20 availability of public transport might get affected. Passengers are requested to keep sufficient time in hand for their journey to the Airport,” the airline further added.

Other Indian carriers like IndiGo and SpiceJet have issued advisories for the passengers in the wake of Bharat Bandh.


“#TravelAdvisory: Local transport may be disrupted as a result of the #BharatBandh declared for tomorrow, 8th December 2020. Passengers are advised to keep a tab on their local traffic conditions and allow themselves sufficient time for the journey to the airport,” said SpiceJet.

“#6ETravelAdvisory: Due to #BharatBandh on 08th Dec, local transport may be disrupted. Passengers are advised to keep extra time in hand for their travel to the airport,” IndiGo posted.

Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting against the new farm bill which they claim will dismantle the MSP (Minimum Support Price) system, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporate houses.

The agitating farmers have threatened to block all entry and exit points of Delhi. Due to the ongoing farmers’ stir, the national capital has been witnessing huge traffic jams at several border points as thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and other parts of the country have been camping at the borders for over 10 days.

Moreover, farmer leaders have said that nobody should be forced to observe ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday and that emergency services will be allowed.

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