New Delhi: A day after the Central government said it will consider allowing flight operations in a staggered manner after the 21-day nationwide lockdown ends on April 14, the private airline GoAir on Monday said it is open for bookings from April 15 for its domestic flights. The airline also said it is open for bookings for international flights from May 1. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: GoAir Decides to Reduce Pay Across Board
On Sunday, the Central government said it may consider allowing flight operations in a staggered manner after the 21-day nationwide lockdown ends on April 14. As per updates, other airlines except for Air India, have been taking bookings for commercial passenger services from April 15.
However, the government also made it clear that flights may not be allowed to operate on all sectors. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the country suspended domestic and international commercial passenger flight operations from midnight on March 24 for 21 days in line with the nation-wide lockdown.
On April 2, GoAir had announced an extension of its ticket credit scheme, which allows passengers who don’t show up for a flight to use the fare amount on any booking within a year, from April 15 to April 30.
“Even if the customer does not show up between 19th March 2020 and 30th April 2020 (at the airport), GoAir will automatically protect the customer’s ticket and fare for travel on any future date until 30th April 2021,” a press statement by the airline said.