• Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Air India waives ticket cancellation charges for Tel Aviv flights

By: Chandrashekar Bhat

AIR INDIA on Tuesday announced a one-time waiver of charges for rescheduling or cancellation of confirmed tickets on flights to and from Tel Aviv till the end of the month.

The airline has cancelled flights to and from Tel Aviv till October 14 amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.

In a post on social media platform X on Tuesday (10), the carrier said, “The offer is valid on tickets issued before 9th October for travel until 31st October 2023.”

Normally, the full-service carrier operates five weekly flights to Tel Aviv from Delhi. The service is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

While many other major airlines have cancelled flights to and from Israel, Israeli carriers have looked to ramp up capacity, at least in coming days. Many Israelis were travelling abroad the last week for a Jewish holiday.

Israeli airlines El Al, Israir and Arkia added more flights on Tuesday to bring back reservists, according to their websites and Israel’s airports authority, though the prospect of more conflict also stoked sector worries about staff shortages.

The flights come after Israel said on Monday (9) it had called up an unprecedented 300,000 reservists and warned residents of Palestinian enclave Gaza to evacuate in a sign it could be planning a ground assault in response to Palestinian militant group Hamas’ unprecedented weekend attack.


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