Pune-based travel firm to refund Jet Airways cancellation amount to fauji customers

Pune: A Pune-based travel firm catering to personal travel needs of armed forces, paramilitary forces and their family members, on Tuesday said it will refund its customers the amount due from Jet Airways flight cancellations, without waiting for the airline to do the same.

The company did not disclose the quantum of the amount, but sources said it would be around Rs six crore. The firm, udChalo, is a portal founded by wards of Army men and it provides for personal travel needs of armed forces, paramilitary forces and their family members.

Its employees comprise military veterans, wards of serving and retired military personnel, and paraplegic and quadriplegic veterans. “With the global lobbying body, International Air Transport Association (IATA), suspending all ticketing activities and transactions of Jet Airways via its clearing house, the uncertainty over refund of lakhs of customers has only increased,” the firm’s vice president Col (retd) D B Tingre told PTI.