Domestic Flight Tickets Costlier By Upto 12.8% As Govt Raises Tariff Cap (Full Details)
As per newest reports, the fares of domestic air travel will be increased as the Civil Aviation Ministry will be increasing the lower and upper caps on fares.
Apparently, the ministry has raised the lower and the upper caps on fares by 9.83 to 12.82.
Read on to find out exact details!
Domestic Airfare Increases By 12.8%
The lower caps were initially put in place to ensure that the airlines who have been suffering from financial troubles due to COVID related restrictions would be able to cope with their losses. Whereas, the upper caps were implemented so as to protect passengers from being overcharged.
Recently, we reported to you that 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.
However, this is old news now.
What Are The New Ticket Prices?
As per the order released on August 12, the lower limit for flights under 40 minutes of duration has been increased by 11.53% from Rs 2,600 to Rs 2,900, while the upper limit has been increased by 12.82 percent to Rs. 8800.
Additionally, the lower limit for flights with duration between 40-60 minutes has been increased to Rs 3,700 instead of Rs 3,300 now, while the upper limit has been increased by 12.24 percent to Rs. 11000.
It also should be noted that the lower limit for flights with duration between 60-90 minutes has been increased by 12.5% to Rs 4500, while the upper limit has been increased by 12.82 percent to Rs. 13200.
The order also clarifies that domestic flights of duration between 90-120, 120-150, 150-180 and 180-210 minutes have lower caps of Rs Rs 5,300, Rs 6,700, Rs 8,300 and Rs 9,800, respectively.