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Government fixes minimum, maximum air fares for 3 months

Thursday, May 21, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that the government would be fixing the minimum and maximum airfares for a period of three months. As is known, domestic flights will operate from May 25.

"We have set a minimum and a maximum fare. In the case of Delhi to Mumbai travel, the minimum fare would be Rs 3,500 for a journey between 90-120 minutes, and the maximum fare would be Rs 10,000. This is operative for 3 months - till one minute to midnight on 24th August," the Minister today said.

There are more specifications. "About 40% of seats have to be sold at a fare less than the midpoint of the band. For example, mid-point of Rs 3,500 and Rs 10,000 is Rs 6,700. So, 40% of the seats have to be sold at a price less than Rs 6,700. This is how we are ensuring that fares don't go out of control," the Ministry said.

"For operations from Metro to Non-Metro cities and vice-versa, where weekly departures are less than 100, airlines are free to operate any routes of 1/3rd capacity of the approved summer schedule, 2020. For all other cities, airlines are free to use 1/3rd capacity of the approved summer schedule," the Ministry further added.

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