Air India opens bookings for select domestic flights from May 4, intl from June 1

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Air India on Saturday announced it has opened bookings for select domestic flights from May 4 and international flights from June 1.

On April 3, during the first phase of the coronaviruslockdown, Air India said it had stopped bookings for both domestic andinternational flights till April 30.

Air India officials on Saturday said the suspension ofdomestic flights has been extended till May 3 and that of international flightstill May 31.

"Passengers who have booked domestic tickets for thetravel period between May 1 and May 3 will get a credit voucher equivalent tothe ticket price for future travel.

"Similarly, passengers who have booked internationaltickets for the travel period between May 1 and May 31 will be getting creditvouchers for future travel too," the officials said.

Earlier, Air India had said that passengers who had bookedtickets for the travel period between March 23 and April 30 need not canceltheir tickets as they would automatically get credit vouchers for futuretravel.

India has been under lockdown since March 25 to curb thespread of novel coronavirus. The first phase of the lockdown was from March 25to April 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 extended the lockdowntill May 3.

All domestic and international commercial passenger flightshave been suspended during the lockdown period.

"In the light of the ongoing global health concerns, wehave currently stopped accepting bookings on all domestic flights for traveltill May 3, 2020, and on all international flights for travel till May 31,2020," a notification on Air India's website said on Saturday.

"Bookings for select domestic flights for travel fromMay 4, 2020, and for international flights for travel from June 1, 2020,onwards are open," it said.India'slargest carrier IndiGo has also started bookings for select domestic flightsfor travel from May 4 onwards.

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