• SpiceJet raises cancellation, rescheduling charges

    A day after IndiGo raised cancellation charges on air tickets, SpiceJet announced to raise cancellation and rescheduling charges from April 7, 2016.

    The cancellation charges for domestic tickets has been increased from Rs 1,899 to Rs 2,250 and for international tickets have been raised from Rs 2349 to Rs 2,500.

    The announcement by SpiceJet comes a day after IndiGo’s announcement to raise cancellation charges to Rs 2250 for domestic fliers. Earlier, they charged between Rs 1250 and Rs 2250 depending on time of cancellation of ticket. The higher charges by IndiGo are with effect from April 1, 2016.

    Travel agents expect other airlines too will raise charges.

    Steep hike in cancellation charges by airlines have been inquired into in the past by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which had last year said that it decided to probe the sharp hike in ticket cancellation charges by airlines, as they had found the charges ‘unreasonable’ then. 

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