Air India opens bookings for domestic flights

Air India has informed flyers that bookings for domestic flights will start from today.

Tweeting about the same, the national carrier said, “Our domestic flight bookings will start from 1230 hrs today. To book login to Air India website or contact authorised travel agents or visit our booking offices or call customer care.”

After a two-month gap, India will reopen air travel from May 25. The government has allowed one-third of the operations beginning Monday and set limits on fares which will be applicable for three months.

GoAir, Vistara, IndiGo and others have not opened bookings yet. “As per the recent government directive, we will resume operations of some domestic flights from 25 May, 2020. We are in the process of opening the same for travel between 25th and 31st May, 2020,” IndiGo noted on its website.

The fares will be capped according to seven sector classes, which have been divided according to approximate flight times. Under the new air fare regulations, the cheapest domestic flight ticket in India will be for ₹2,000 while the most expensive will be for ₹18,600.

“Aviation is a growth engine for the economy and resumption of air travel will give great impetus to the government’s overall efforts in helping the country eventually return to normalcy,” Vistara CEO Leslie Thng said.