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Air travel becomes costlier, govt raises caps on domestic airfares by 9.83-12.82 per cent

India had imposed lower and upper limits on fares based on flight duration when services resumed on May
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 14.08.21, 01:41 AM

Domestic air travel is set to become costlier as the civil aviation ministry has raised the lower as well as the upper caps on fares by 9.83 to 12.82 per cent, according to an official order.

India had imposed lower and upper limits on airfares based on flight duration when services resumed on May 25, 2020, after a two-month lockdown due to coronavirus.

In an order dated August 12, 2021, the ministry increased the lower limit for flights under 40 minutes of duration from Rs 2,600 to Rs 2,900 — an increase of 11.53 percent. The upper cap for such flights has been increased by 12.82 per cent to Rs 8,800.

Flights with duration of 40-60 minutes have a lower limit of Rs 3,700 instead of Rs 3,300. The upper cap on these flights was increased by 12.24 per cent to Rs 11,000 on Thursday.

The flights with duration of 60-90 minutes have a lower limit of Rs 4,500 — a rise of 12.5 per cent. The upper cap on these flights was raised by 12.82 per cent to Rs 13,200.

The caps mentioned in the order do not include the passenger security fee, user development fee for the airports and the GST.



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