Fare Cap, Restrictions on Domestic Flights Extended Till November 24

by Amitabh Joshi 7 months ago Views 1357

The DGCA announced on Friday that the fare cap on domestic flights will remain in force till November 24. A Civil Aviation Ministry notification read that “As per the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the Central government... .directs that the order shall remain in force till 2359 hrs on 24th November, 2020, or until further orders”.


Restrictions petaining to COVID-19 protocols also remain.

The price cap was earlier to continue till August 24 when domestic flights were partially resumed on May 25. The Civil Aviation Ministry had divided routes in seven sections according to flight durations for fare control, saying it would not be on market basis for some time.

On the Delhi-Mumbai route, the upper limit for the fare was Rs 10,000. Among the seven bands, the break up was as follows:

Flights less than 40 minutes-lower and the upper fare limits Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.

40-60 minutes- Rs 2,500-Rs 7,500

60-90 minutes- Rs 3,000-Rs 9,000

90-120 minutes- Rs 3,500-Rs 10,000

120-150 minutes- Rs 4,500-Rs 13,000

150-180 minutes- Rs 5,500-Rs 15,700

180-210 minutes- Rs 6,500-Rs 18,600

The Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri had also said that 40 per cent of all seats on one flight must be sold at a price less "than the midpoint of the band".

The latest update put out by the Aviation Ministry showed that on July 22 a total of 1,613 domestic flights operated, with a total number of flyers at 62,151.

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