Max Airfare For 40 Mins Flight Can’t Be More Than Rs 6000 Till January, 2021; Airfare Cap Will Continue For All Fights
The aviation ministry had put a limit on the domestic airfare in the month of May 2020 along with an upper and lower limit cap on the airline tickets. However, the cap was initially applicable till November 24th.
However, as per new reports coming in, the upper and lower limits on the domestic airfares will continue to be applicable for the coming three months after November 24.
Read on to find out all the details!
Civil Aviation Minister Confirms Upper and Lower Limit Cap To Continue For 3 More Months
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that the cap will continue to be in place for another three months after November 24. These limits were first placed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on May 21 to August 24 and through seven bands. Also, they depended on the duration of the flight.
However, they have now been extended for three months past November 24th.
He said that if the scheduled domestic flights are able to achieve pre-COVID levels by the end of this year, the fare limits will be removed by then without any hesitation.
At a press conference, he said, “Even though we are extending it by three months, if by the time we reach the end of the year, and if we find that there is a very appreciable movement in the situation and we are reaching pre-COVID levels, I would absolutely have no hesitation if my colleagues (aviation ministry officials) want us to not utilise the price band for the full three months period.”
How Much You Need To Pay
The first band of flights included those that were of a duration of less than 40 minutes. For this band, the lower and upper limit fare is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.
The second section will include flights that travel between two cities within a duration of 40 to 60 minutes. The cost limits of these flights would be between Rs 2,500-Rs 7,500.
The third section will have flights that travel for 60 to 90 minutes between two cities for which the limits will be Rs 3,000-Rs 9,000.
the fourth section will have flights that take 90 to 120 minutes to travel, for which the limit of airfare will be Rs 3,500-Rs 10,000.
Section five will include flights that take 120 to 150 minutes to travel between two cities, with caps of Rs 4,500-Rs 13,000.
Section six will have flights that take 150 to 180 minutes and the limit on the airfare would be Rs 5,500-Rs 15,700.
Section seven will include flights that fly for a duration of 180 to 210 minutes respectively, of which the airfare cap will be Rs 6,500-Rs 18,600