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Centre raises limits on airfares; domestic flights to get costlier [details Inside]

By Rajan Nath -- February 12, 2021 11:02 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Domestic flights India price: Air travel is going to be more expensive as the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday hiked the lower and upper limits on domestic airfares by 10-30 percent.

The lower limit for the first band, consisting of flights less than 40 minutes has been increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,200 while the upper limit in this band has been increased from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,800.

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Domestic flights India price: Air travel to be more expensive as Ministry of Civil Aviation hiked lower and upper limits on domestic airfares.

These new limits would remain "in force up to March 31, 2021, or until further orders", the ministry stated.

Earlier on May 21, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had placed some limits on airfares while announcing the resumption of domestic flights.

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Domestic flights India price: Air travel to be more expensive as Ministry of Civil Aviation hiked lower and upper limits on domestic airfares.

The Domestic flights in India resumed on May 25 after nearly two months of suspension in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Meanwhile, the scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in India since March 23, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, some special international flights have been operating since July last year under air bubble arrangements.

Domestic flights India price: Air travel to be more expensive as Ministry of Civil Aviation hiked lower and upper limits on domestic airfares.

Domestic flights India price:

Flight Duration Old Range (Rs) New Range (Rs)
Less than 40 minutes 2000-6000 2200-7800
40-60 minutes 2500-7500 2800-9800
60-90 minutes 3000-9000 3300-11700
90-120 minutes 3500-10000 3900-13000
120-150 minutes 4500-13000 5000-16900
150-180 minutes 5500-15700 6100-20400
180-210 minutes 6500-18600 7200-24200

 

Last year, all Indian domestic flights took cost-cutting measures including pay cuts, leave without pay, and firing of employees in order to conserve cash.

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