New Delhi, February 26: In a bid to make air travel friendly for passengers, the Narendra Modi government is reviewing flight ticket cancellation charges and it may not mean huge losses for travellers due to steep charges. Even flight delays may soon cost airlines dear if they are responsible for the behind schedule operations. Also Read - International Flights: Are You Planning to Fly to Gulf Countries After Lockdown? Know These Rules

“We are drawing up a ‘charter for passengers’ which will spell out everything clearly in an intelligible manner (meaning simple language and legal jargon that can be understood only by airlines). As part of that, we are reviewing the cancellation charge policy to ensure that the same is ‘reasonable’. The delayed flight compensation is also being examined,” said aviation secretary RN Choubey, the Times of India reported. Also Read - 'A Flight to Nowhere': Taiwan Offers Fake Flights for People Who Miss the Thrill of Air Travel | Watch

According to the existing Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rules, domestic cancellation charges will be Rs 3,000 or base fare plus fuel surcharge per passenger, whichever is lower. In August 2016, the government had asked airlines to pay fines of up to Rs 20,000 to a flyer for denied boarding and up to Rs 10,000 for delaying or cancelling a flight beyond two hours if the delay is due to carriers’ fault. It is also under review now. Also Read - No International Flights to, From India Till July 31: DGCA Issues Circular