Air India today said it is waiving ticket cancellation and other charges for passengers booked on flights to and from Male till February 20, in view of the prevailing situation in Maldives.
The incident late Saturday created panic among the 162 passengers and crew on board the Pegasus Airlines flight, but they were all evacuated safely.
Airlines operating in the domestic market are offering discounts to lure passengers amid an increasingly competitive market.
The Railways had to cancel 36 trains, reschedule 30 while 85 trains were running late due to fog across the northern region, according to official data.
The low visibility also led to the cancellation of 21 trains and six flights. 24 trains have also been rescheduled due to fog in several parts of northern India.
Delhi on Sunday woke up to a foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average
The national carrier, comprising Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air, has the largest fleet size of 155 aircraft. The IndiGo has the second largest number of planes at 150.
The fog also resulted in delayed departure and arrival of seven flights this morning, airport officials added.
The government believes cancellation charges are too high, sometimes even more than the price of the ticket itself.
However, the travel period under the offer, for which the bookings commence tonight, will be between May next year and January 2019, as per an airline statement today.
The passenger, identified as Birju Salla, a jeweller hailing from Rajula town in Gujarat’s Amreli district, was taken into custody based on suspicion after the plane landed in Gujarat.
Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai was today diverted to the airport in Ahmedabad for "security reasons".
At least six Kolkata bound flights were diverted to Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIAP)in Bhubaneswar due to inclement weather condition and heavy rains in West Bengal
Jet fuel price was hiked by a steep 6 per cent on firming international rates, the third straight increase in rates since August.
Mumbai has been witnessing heavy downpour since Saturday morning, which officials believe could be the heaviest rainfall since July 2005 when the city was devastated by flooding
Flight operations at Delhi airport were temporarily halted on Sunday after a pilot reported about spotting a drone in the area