Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Air India to scrap ‘companion free scheme’


New Delhi: Air India has been directed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to stop the ‘companion free scheme’ which allowed a passenger buying a first or business class ticket or full fare economy class tickets to take along a companion for free.
On the Delhi-Mumbai sector a passenger purchasing a ticket 60 days before travel will be able to travel for about Rs 4,200 while a full fare economy ticket will be priced at Rs 25,000.
The decision to stop the scheme has been taken as several irregularities were unearthed during a recent probe at Delhi airport where 332 CFS tickets had been issued at irregularities were found in 196 tickets.
08/05/13 Business Line