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Posted: Jul 10 2016 (23:20)

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Jul 10 2016 (19:14)   Air India matches Rajdhani II A fares on four routes: Reports | The Indian Express
 

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Air India matches Rajdhani II A fares on four routes: Reports In a big fares revision, Air India on Sunday matched Rajdhani II A fares on Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Kolkata and vice-versa sector within four hours of departure. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 10, 2016 5:45 pm
The aviation company also waived penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation and refund charges. In a big fares revision, Air India on Sunday matched Rajdhani II A fares on Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Kolkata and vice-versa sector within four hours of departure. According to reports, these last-minute fares will only be available for passengers, who had booked on Rajdhani Express but could not get a confirm ticket. The current Rajdhani II
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A fares are Delhi-Mumbai: Rs 2,870 Delhi-Chennai: Rs 3905 Delhi-Bengaluru: Rs 4020 Delhi-Kolkata: Rs 2890. The aviation company also said it will not charge any ticket cancellation or rescheduling fee for travel to and from Kashmir, which has been rocked by violence. Air India has decided to waive cancellation and no-show charges from the customers who had booked their flights to or from Srinagar due to the prevalent situation in Kashmir, an Air India spokesperson said here. The spokesperson also said that the airline will also not charge any amount for the rescheduling of pre-booked flights.

  
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Wow! getting wait listed ticket in IIAC tickets in Mumbai/Kokata/ Chennai/ Banglore Rajdhani should be preferable over the getting a confirmed one. If there is option to get either a confirm ticket or a waitlisted IIAC tickets even if tickets are available, I bet, many passengers will opt for waitlisted one!
With the new aviation policy on anvil, Govt. is going to promote air travel to none metro cities in a big way by developing no frill airports at about 400 unused air strips in non-metro cities throughout the country. Subsidies by way of viability gap funding to connect underserved locations, abolition of service tax on regional flights (with at least one destination being a non-metro city), abolish service tax in
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Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul activities, Reduction of VAT on Aviation fuel. Maximum fare shall be capped at Rs 2500/- for up to 1 hr flight (i.e. up to aerial distance of around 600 kms). These measures are likely to drastically increase the annual domestic air traffic from present 7 crores to 30 crores in next 6 years.
Above development is going to badly hit Indian Railways in a big way. This is high time for Rly ministry to demand withdrawal of service tax on AC tickets to prevent loosing its premium passengers to airways as the same concession is proposed for the air travel as well.
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