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Despite strike call, pvt airlines continue bookings for Aug 18

india Updated: Aug 02, 2009 15:42 IST

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Under attack from the government, the agitating private airlines who are demanding a bailout package, have kept bookings open for customers who want to fly on Aug 18, the day they have threatened to go on strike.

None of the airlines have asked travel agents not to book for Aug 18, according to Travel Agents Association of India President Rajji Rai.

"No airline has formally informed us to stop booking for Aug 18 so far," Rai told PTI.

Jet Airways, Kingfisher and SpiceJet continue to sell tickets through their websites as well.

When PTI contacted the Jet Airways call centre, the representative of the airline made a mention of the "strike".

"There is a strike by private airlines on Aug 18. If you want, I can book the ticket for Aug 18 but, if need be, you will have to change the date of your travel for which there will be no charge," the Jet Airways representative said.

Kingfisher and SpiceJet, however, continued to sell tickets through their call centres as well. Low cost carrier IndiGo too continued bookings, which has already announced to operate its flights on August 18.