The government has increased the minimum and maximum price band on domestic flight prices. According to a report, the government has increased the minimum fair band by 10 percent and the maximum fair band by 30 percent. Due to limited flights, price capping was imposed on domestic flight operators to maintain ticket prices. Price capping was imposed on May 25, when domestic flights were resumed after the Corona epidemic.
On May 21, the aviation regulator DGCA issued a fair limit set by the government for these fair bands. Under this, domestic flights with less than 40 minutes have lower and upper limits of Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000. Thus Rs 2,500 for 40-60 minutes and Rs 7,500, Rs 3,000 for 60-90 minutes and Rs 9,000, 3,500 for 90-120 minutes and Rs 10,000, Rs 4,500 for 120-150 minutes and Rs 13,000 for Rs 150, 150 -180 minutes for Rs. Rs 5,500 and Rs 15,700 and Rs 6,500 and Rs 18,600 for 180-210 minutes.
According to the report, the upper price band on the 180-210 minute flight, which is now Rs 18,600, will increase by 30% to Rs 24,200, an increase of Rs 5,600. On the shortest route, the minimum price band will be increased by 10 per cent, which means an increase of Rs 200.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday that the price band is expected to reduce once the flight services reach the pre-Corona level. Responding to questions in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said that on 23 March 2020, the civil aviation sector was completely closed and reopened on 25 May, slowly and calibratedly giving a place in the SOP. .
The Civil Aviation Minister said, “Our effort is always to move slightly beyond the actual and potential traffic.” Why are flights not up to 80 percent capacity? In response, he said that this is a decision taken by the airplanes on a commercial basis.