Private Airlines Resume their Booking Services

India’s private airline companies' website shows that they have started taking bookings for both domestic and international travel. Check out more details here.

Updated: Apr 26, 2020 17:28 IST

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Monika

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Airlines began taking bookings from Saturday.

The central government relieved some restrictions for some businesses on Saturday, and it is possible airlines took that as a signal to restart their business activities. India's private airline companies have restarted taking bookings for both domestic and international travel, their websites showed. A source said that airlines again began taking bookings on Saturday. Spicejet and GoAir are taking bookings with departures from 16 May while Indigo and Vistara are doing so for travel from 1 June. State-owned Air India is yet to restart reservations for any trip.

In the first instance, while private airlines had restarted taking bookings for only a few days, it was Air India's move on 18 April to join their ranks that had upset the authorities. They were then forced to tell all airlines to stop bookings. It is not clear if the airlines have got the ministry's approval to restart bookings.

A Spicejet flight from Delhi to Bengaluru on 16 May is currently available at ?3,500. Indigo is charging the same price for the route on 1 June. A Delhi-Kolkata Vistara flight on 1 June is available for ?3,800 while Indigo is charging ?3,400 for the same. A Delhi-Mumbai Vistara flight is available on 1 June for ?4,400, while Go Air is charging ?2,500 for a 16th May flight on the same route.