Rs 10,000 fine on airlines denying boarding on confirmed ticket
New Delhi : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced a fine of up to Rs 10,000 on airlines who deny boarding of passengers on a confirmed ticket. The fine can be avoided if the flight manages to arrange an alternate flight to the passenger within an hour.
The next flight for the passenger must be under the time duration of 24 hours. If the time for the next flight goes beyond 24 hours then the penalty would increase to Rs 20,000.
The announcement comes after the aviation authority performed multiple checks at major airports like Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru to find out cases where passengers were denied boarding despite having a confirmed booking.
DGCA in a press release said that a show cause notice has also been issued to the airline involved in such matters.