Air India halts bookings till Apr 30; awaits clarity on lockdown deadline

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) National carrier Air India has halted bookings for flights till April 30. According to sources, the airline is awaiting clarity from the Centre, on whether or not the lockdown deadline of April 14 will be extended.
The airline, sources said, is awaiting written instructions. At present, no foreign or domestic passenger flight operations are allowed till the deadline of April 14. On Thursday, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said that domestic airlines are free to accept ticket bookings for flights that will be operated post the current lockdown deadline.
According to the senior official, the current lockdown period is till the midnight of April 14 and if this is not extended then these bookings will be honored.

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