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Refunds given for 75% tickets of flights cancelled during lockdown: Aviation ministry

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Dec 11, 2020)NEW DELHI: The government on Friday said airlines have refunded almost three-fourth of tickets sold for flights cancelled during the Covid lockdown. In all, Rs 3,200 crore have been refunded to passengers and the rest are being processed, the aviation ministry said. While, tickets worth Rs 219 crore have been converted into credit shells voluntarily by passengers for future travel. Nearly one-third of the refund amount has come from India’s biggest airline (by market share), IndiGo, alone. The low cost carrier had earlier this week said it has already paid Rs 1,000 crore as refunds, representing 90% of the total amount owed to its customers for cancelled flights. IndiGo says it will “complete payment against all pending credit shells (an
Covid: Ryanair will not offer refunds for November flights

Covid: Ryanair will not offer refunds for November flights

Business
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North, South Korea brace for strong typhoon, flights halted

North, South Korea brace for strong typhoon, flights halted

World
Hundreds of flights have been canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a potential loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a strong typhoonBy KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated PressAugust 26, 2020, 10:09 AM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- Hundreds of flights were canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a potential loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a fast-approaching typhoon forecast as one of the strongest to hit their peninsula this year. Packing a maximum wind speed of 162 kilometers (100 miles) per hour, Typhoon Bavi was already lashing South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesday afternoon, flooding roads, toppling trees, ripping off
Virgin Galactic set for last key rocket test flights

Virgin Galactic set for last key rocket test flights

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Virgin Galactic is about to start a key series of powered test flights of its passenger rocket plane.The company's Unity vehicle has so far conducted only glide flights after moving into its operational base in New Mexico earlier this year.The powered ascents will see Unity ignite its hybrid rocket motor to climb to the edge of space. These tests will set the stage for Virgin Galactic to introduce its commercial service.Six hundred individuals have so far paid deposits to take a ride on Unity, with many of these individuals having put down their money a good number of years ago. But George Whitesides, the company's chief space officer, said their wait would soon be over. "Our next flight will be jus...
Tui cancels all flights to Spain and Canary Islands

Tui cancels all flights to Spain and Canary Islands

Business
Airline and holiday company Tui has suspended all flights from Spain and the Canary Islands scheduled to leave on Sunday.Andrew Flintham, managing director of Tui UK and Ireland, made the announcement on Saturday evening hours before new rules came into force for UK travellers. It comes after the government added Spain and the islands to its list of at-risk countries. Image: Britons who are on holiday in Spain, the Balearics and the Canaries will have to quarantine when they return home This means holidaymakers arriving back from Spain, the Canaries and the Balearic Islands face the prospect of isolating for two weeks from midnight into Sunday.Britons have been advised against all but essential travel to mainland Spain by the Foreign ...