Supreme Court asks airways to spell out stand on refund for tickets


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Supreme Court on Wednesday requested airways to spell out their stand on full refund of cash to passengers for air tickets booked throughout Lockdown 1 and a pair of when air journey was banned as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

A Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan requested the airways to reply in 10 days to the Centre’s affidavit that stated passengers had been entitled to full refund for air tickets booked throughout Lockdown 1 & 2 and posted the matter for additional listening to on September 23.

The Bench stated the Centre may also file a further affidavit clarifying its place on the problems raised in the course of the listening to, significantly with regard to refund for flights cancelled after the resumption of operations publish lockdown.

Major airways corresponding to IndiGo, GoAir, Vistara, SpiceJet and Air Asia had been represented by varied senior advocates, together with Mukul Rohatgi and Harish Salve, Arvind Datar and Pinaki Mishra, whereas the Air Passengers’ Association was represented by senior advocate Aryana Sundaram.

The high courtroom is seized of a PIL filed by Pravasi authorized cell demanding full computerized refund of cash for tickets booked for flights in the course of the lockdown.



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