In the month of March also, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had decided to increase the lower limit of domestic flight fares by 5 percent.
New Delhi. Air travel is going to be expensive again. Actually, the government has decided to increase the lower limit of domestic flight fares by 13 to 16 percent. Earlier in March, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had decided to increase the lower limit for domestic flight fares by 5 percent. In February, the lower price band was increased by 10 percent and the higher band by 30 percent.
This increase in air travel fare will come into effect from June 1. However, the upper limit of airfares has been kept undone, this move of the government will help the airline companies. Due to the second wave of Kovid-19, there has been a huge reduction in the number of air passengers, which has reduced their income.
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Minimum fare of Rs 2600 for flight up to 40 minutesIn an official order issued by the Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday, it has been said that the lower limit of fare for air flight duration up to 40 minutes has been increased from Rs 2,300 to Rs 2,600 i.e. an increase of 13 per cent. Similarly, for flight duration of 40 minutes to 60 minutes, the lower fare limit will now be Rs 3,300 per person instead of Rs 2,900.
These are the 7 price bands
The lower and upper limits of air travel fares were fixed based on the duration of the air flight in the country. This limit was fixed at the time of the opening of the two-month lockdown last year on May 25. DGCA had announced a total of 7 fare bands for domestic flights in May last year. These 7 price bands are based on travel time. The first band is for flights that travel up to 40 minutes. Rest of the bands are of 40-60 minutes, 60-90 minutes, 90-120 minutes, 120-150 minutes, 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minutes respectively.