US Orders Airlines to Issue Refunds of over $600M to Stranded Travelers

  • The Department of Transportation
  • Airlines Will Pay Out over $600 Million in Refunds to Passengers

The United States government has ordered airlines to pay out over $600 million in refunds to passengers who have been affected by flight cancellations and delays.

According to FoxBusiness, Frontier Airlines is required to pay $222 million in refunds, Air India must pay $121.5 million, TAP Portugal will have to pay $126.5 million, Aeromexico will shell out $13.6 million, El Al will distribute $61.9 million and Avianca will pay $76.8 million. 

Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary, stated to reporters that the actions assisted in making certain that carriers refunded “to hundreds of thousands of passengers who had their flights canceled or significantly changed.” He added, “It shouldn’t take enforcement action from (USDOT) to get airlines to pay the funds that they’re required to pay.”

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