Airline firms, including Israel’s national El Al Airlines, will be obliged to reimburse customers whose flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis until October 1, broadcaster Channel 13 reported Monday.
The move is led by Economy Minister Amir Peretz and supported by Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn. The outline was formulated with the agreement of Likud’s Transportation Minister Miri Regev.
Companies that will not be able to prove at least a 70 percent income decrease will be required to return the sum to clients immediately.
According to Channel 13, the decision means that El Al will have to reimburse more than NIS 1 billion ($290 million).
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