Allow fliers to use credit till 2 years: SC on airline refunds
New Delhi, June 12: The Supreme Court today proposed that airlines provide a credit shell with a two-year validity against flight bookings that were cancelled during the lockdown.
A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah asked the Centre to take a stand on the issue and work out ways for full refund.
The Supreme Court also asked, "Why should credit being issued by the airlines be limited to a short period or for the same route?"
The Supreme Court went on to suggest that passengers whose flight tickets were cancelled should get a time period of at least two years to use the credit amount.
"Allow a passenger to use that credit for any route," said the Supreme Court.
A plea was also raised that airlines across the world are facing tough time due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and they too be heard as parties to the plea filed by one NGO, 'Pravasi Legal Cell'.