Airlines cancel flights to Indian state of Assam over civil unrest

posted on 12th December 2019 by William Hayes
Airlines cancel flights to Indian state of Assam over civil unrest

Ongoing unrest linked to the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the north-east Indian state of Assam has led to airlines cancelling or rescheduling all flights to the region.

The bill, which proposes or claims to make it easier for migrants of specific religions to acquire Indian citizenship, does not cover certain areas of the north-east, and is therefore facing a severe backlash in that region.

Indigo, Goair, Spicejet and Vistara are some of the airline which have announced a waiver on cancellation and rescheduling charges for any flights operating in the northeast Indian state.

As per the recent update, the Interglobe Aviation-led carrier Indigo has cancelled few flights to and from Dibrugarh and Guwahati in Assam for today. However, they are operating relief flights at capped fares for passengers who are currently at these locations.

In addition to this, the airline is offering rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver to the passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat, the three key cities of Assam, until December 13, 2019.

Goair is having waiver on flights to and from Guwahati, until tomorrow. Likewise, another Indian low-cost carrier, Spicejet is giving full refund on flights to and from Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

The Tata-SIA airline, Vistara has extended its free change or cancellation facility on Guwahati and Dibrugarh flights until December 15.