Domestic Air Fares Will Increase By 15% From This Date: Find Out Why?
On Friday 28 May, the lower limit on fares of domestic air travel has been increased by 15% Civil Aviation Ministry.
According to an official order by the ministry, the revised rates shall come into effect from June 1.
Why The Increase In Airfares?
The cases of Covid-19 in the country are increasing and due to this many travellers are not comfortable flying, hence the air carriers are facing massive losses.
For firms operating passenger flights, the situation has been made worse by the second wave.
Hence, in order to support airlines at a amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19, the decision to increase the airfares has been taken aviation ministry. Also, the decision to reduce the network capacity has also been taken by the aviation ministry.
Revised Airfares & The Upper & Lower Limit
According to the Ministry’s official notification, for flights under 40 minutes of duration, the lower limit has been increased from Rs 2,300 to Rs 2600, which is an increase of 13%. The upper limit has been set at Rs 7,800.
The maximum fare for flights with a duration between 40 minutes and 60 minutes has been kept unchanged at Rs 9,800. The lower limits for the same has been increased to Rs 3,300 from Rs 2,900 now.
Likewise, lower limits for flights with a duration between 40 minutes and 60 minutes has been increased to Rs 3,300 from Rs 2,900 now. The maximum fare for such flights is set at Rs 9,800. It is important to note that the upper limits on fares remain unchanged. Also, it was the very aviation ministry which in the previous year put lower and upper limits on airfares to protect customers from paying exorbitant prices.