Airlines Can’t Charge More Than Rs 6500 Base Fare For Any Domestic Flight: What You Need To Pay?
As per the latest reports, the restrictions on domestic flights have been extended till November 24 or until further notice.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has finalized this decision in light of the unstoppable COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, the cap on airfares will remain in effect until the same period mentioned above.
Cap On Domestic Air Fare Will Continue
As we all know, the aviation ministry had put a limit on the domestic airfare in the month of May 2020 due to the uncontrollable spreading of the coronavirus pandemic. Domestic flights in India have resumed operations in the last week of May after a huge pause of two months. Also, there is a cap set on the fares of air travel with upper and lower limit both.
And now, this cap, and the restrictions on domestic flights, will continue to be implemented till November 24 or until further notice.
As revealed by Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri, the upper price limit has been implemented to avoid any sharp hike in the fares, which would be because of the high demands. Whereas, the lower limit will take care that airlines do not face any loss.
How Much You Need To Pay?
As per reports, there will be seven sections for the flights: The first section will comprise of flights that travel between cities under 40 minutes.
The second section will include flights that travel between two cities within a duration of 40 to 60 minutes.
The third section will have flights that travel for 60 to 90 minutes between two cities, the fourth section will have flights that take 90 to 120 minutes to travel. Section five will include flights that take 120 to 150 minutes to travel between two cities, section six and section seven will have flights that take 150 to 180 minutes and 180 to 210 minutes respectively.
As for the fare of the flights, the base minimum airfare will be between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 6500 and the maximum fare will range between Rs. 6000 and Rs. 18,600.
40% of the total seats will have to be made available by the airlines at less than the mid-point price between the highest and lowest fares.
As per Pradeep Singh Kharola, the aviation secretary, airlines have to make available 40% of total seats in an aircraft at less than the mid-point price between the highest and lowest fares, earlier said.