Finally, Acche din are here. Air India and IRCTC have entered into a pact through which you will get an option to fly if you are in wait-list of Rajdhani trains.
Yes. That’s right. People who have unconfirmed tickets across classes on Rajdhani trains would have the choice of boarding an Air India flight, provided the airline has services in the particular train route chosen by the passenger.
The proposed arrangement is expected to be in place within a week.
Air India tickets would be offered to passengers through IRCTC. Ashwani Lohani, who is Air India Chairman and Managing Director, told PTI that the details are being worked out and they hope to have the plan in place within a week.
And, you don’t have to worry about the fare! If you are in waiting list of AC First Class of Rajdhani train, you won’t have to pay any additional amount in case you decide to fly.
For those who booked on Rajdhani Second and Third AC classes, they would have to pay up to Rs 2,000 per ticket as additional amount for taking an Air India flight.
The move by the carrier is expected to help them fill up more seats on its planes amid its ways to turnaround its fortunes.