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Flight Ticket Cancellation Charges

Many a times we wanted to know the cancellation charges of Flight tickets while booking much before the travel dates. We know that the Pre-planning of itinerary and its cost is a difficult task.  The major portion of total tour cost is the travel cost and  If the travel is through flights than cost increases much higher. Therefore knowing the flight ticket cancellation charges in advance will help in proper planning the itinerary. An online calculator for flight cancellation charges is also made for convenience.

Different flight booking websites (e.g,,, have different rules and cancellation and Refund policy. Similarly cancellation charges of domestic flights differ from that of International  flights. You will come to know the exact cancellation charges and refund rules at the time of booking of your flight. Here i am bringing out the cancellation charges for flight ticket of almost all major e-portal websites and Airlines websites.  It is worth to note that cancellation charges of domestic and International flights have been revised from 1st April 2016.

Also Read: IRCTC Cancellation Charges.

flight cancellation charges

How to Calculate Flight Cancellation Charges:

The cancellation charges for any flight depend upon the refund rules of both Airlines company as well as the travel websites from where it is booked. The Airlines company will charges Airline Fee where as Travel websites will charge the Convenience Fee while canceling the flight ticket. These charges are applicable per sector per person.

                                               Total Cancellation Charges = Airline Fee +Convenience Fee

Airline Fee:

Airline Fee for Cancellation
Cancellation fee
  • Indigo
  • SpiceJet
  • GoAir
  • Vistara
  • JetAirways
  • AirIndia
  • AirAsia
  • Rs. 2250
  • Rs. 2250
  • Rs. 2250
  • Rs. 4000
  • Rs. 3392
  • Rs. 2000
  • Rs. 2500

Airline companies charges a minimum cancellation fee for canceling your booked flight ticket, this is termed as Airline fee. The Airline fee depend upon the time of cancellation before schedule departure of flight. Generally it is 2 hours before schedule departure for domestic flights and  4 hours before schedule departure for International flights. However airlines fee may vary as per company rules and regulation (AirIndia allow cancellation till 1 hour of scheduled departure). The Airline fee for most of the flights operating in India are given in table.  The ticket cancelled after the prescribed time of cancellation are levied with No show Charges.
No show Charges: Airline company will charge the full amount of ticket and only Taxes are refundable.

Domestic Flights
Time of Cancellation  Airline fee (Indicative)
Upto 2 hours before scheduled departure  Rs. 2250 per passenger per sector
Zero to 2 hours before scheduled departure  No Show Charges
International Flights
Time of Cancellation  Airline fee (Indicative)
Upto 4 hours before scheduled departure  Rs. 2500 per passenger per sector
Zero to 4 hours before scheduled departure  No Show Charges

Convenience Fee:

Convenience fee of various booking sites
Convenience fee
  • Rs. 300
  • Rs. 300
  • Rs. 250
  • Rs. 250
  • Rs. 200
  • Rs. 300
  • Rs. 0, Indicative
  • Rs. 200

The convenience fee is charged by the travel websites while booking of flights. These charges are not applicable when the booking is made by the Airline self hosted websites. The convenience fees are Non-Refundable in case of cancellation of ticket, therefore it added cost of cancellation. The convenience fee for various Tour & Travel websites operating in India are also shown in table.



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