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Air India closes its booking window till April 30, more than two weeks after lockdown ends

Air India is not taking any domestic or international booking till April 30, more than two weeks after the lockdown comes to an end

India TV Business Desk India TV Business Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 03, 2020 22:16 IST
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India's government-run Air India is not taking any domestic or international booking till April 30, CNBC reported company officials as saying on Friday. The 21-day-lockdown, which began on March 25, is scheduled to come to a close on April 15. CNBC quoted officials as saying that the airline, as a "precautionary" measure, won't be taking any bookings from April 3 through April 30.

Air India's online booking portal returned "sold out" for all categories of flyers on April 15, when looked up for a single-way ticket on the Delhi-Ahmedabad route, as of 10 PM on Friday. The same results could be seen while looking up for a booking on the same route for the dates April 25 and April 30.

Significantly, tickets are available for Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes on May 1 for all categories of fliers.

All domestic flights have been grounded in India since March 25, after the countrywide lockdown came into effect.

As of April 3, India recorded a total of 2,547 coronavirus cases, including 62 deaths.

Also read: RBI reduces trading hours for debt, currency markets from April 7

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