Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Air India flies out over 400 pilgrims, tourists from U'khand

Dehradun: Air India has flown out over 400 pilgrims and tourists from various places in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.
The national carrier has facilitated seats to more than 350 passengers for Chennai and 75 for Odisha, who were stranded at different locations in Uttarakhand, a statement from the Civil Aviation Ministry said.
AI was providing a 50% discount on the basic fare to the passengers on the flights operating out of Dehradun and its officials were in contact with resident commissioners of Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh providing details of availability of seats.
'On the recommendation of resident commissioners of various states, Safdarjung booking office of Air India was issuing tickets for the stranded passengers,' it said, adding if no low cost tickets were available, the officials provided confirmed booking ticket at cheap rates to the passengers.
26/06/13 PTI/Business Standard