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Comtel Air 'will not pay for take-off'


An airline is investigating claims that passengers were forced into a whip-round to pay to complete their journey from India to Birmingham.

Bhupinder Kandra, the majority shareholder in the airline involved Comtel air, told Today presenter Justin Webb that he would not be paying the passengers back, as they were owed the money by travel agents who booked the flight and not by the airline.

Another flight was currently delayed in India, he said, and the passengers would again have to pay - some 10,000 Indian rupees - roughly £125 - if they want the plane to take off.

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