Domestic airfare cap to stay in place until Nov 24: Aviation Ministry

New Delhi, July 24

The higher and decrease limits on home airfares have been prolonged until November 24, the Aviation Ministry mentioned on Friday.

The ministry had on May 21 positioned these limits until August 24.

“As per the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the Central government…directs that the order shall remain in force till 2359 hrs on 24th November, 2020, or until further orders,” the Aviation Ministry mentioned.

Domestic passenger providers resumed on May 25 after practically two months of suspension to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The aviation regulator DGCA had on May 21 issued seven bands of ticket pricing with decrease and higher fare limits. The first such band consists of flights which might be of lower than 40 minutes period.

The decrease and the higher fare limits for the primary band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.

The subsequent bands are for flights with durations of 40-60 minutes, 60-90 minutes, 90-120 minutes, 120-150 minutes, 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minutes.

The decrease and higher limits for these bands are: Rs 2,500-Rs 7,500; Rs 3,000-Rs 9,000; Rs 3,500-Rs 10,000; Rs 4,500-Rs 13,000; Rs 5,500-Rs 15,700 and Rs 6,500-Rs 18,600, respectively, the DGCA mentioned. PTI


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