Budget carrier IndiGo on Saturday announced waiving of rescheduling charges on flight bookings till March 31 due to the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak on existing and new domestic and international bookings made between March 12 and March 31, IndiGo said in a statement. The cancellation fee, however, remains.
"We understand that some passengers are concerned about committing to travel, given the current coronavirus issue. To take this anxiety away and make their travel hassel-free, we are waiving our normal change fee on all travel during the next two weeks and for all new bookings made in that period," IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer William Boulter said in the statement.
This will enable IndiGo fliers to book their flights at "affordable" fares with flexibility of rescheduling without change fee, if needed, he said.
"While the coronavirus is a serious challenge for all of us, we believe that measures such as this will help alleviate its effect on India's travel," Boulter added.
A passenger will have to pay the fare difference in case of rescheduling the journey to a later date, as per the terms and conditions.
Also, the customer will have to intimate the airline three days in advance for rescheduling of the journey.